Cava Sangria

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5 stars
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Recipe from Southern Living

For a light and quick poolside drink, Cava Sangria is the way to go. Refreshing and fruity, this 5-ingredient sangria has the perfect combination of flavors from the strawberries and mint leaves. After the first sip, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation.


  • 8 large mint leaves
  • 1 (750-milliter) bottle Cava sparkling wine, chilled*
  • 3/4 cup white grape juice, chilled
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • Garnish: fresh sugar cane sticks


Prep Time:

  1. 1. Press mint leaves against sides of a large pitcher with back of a wooden spoon to release flavors. Stir in sparkling wine and next 3 ingredients. Serve immediately over ice. Garnish, if desired.
  2. *Other sparkling wine or Champagne may be substituted.
  3. Note: We tested with Cointreau and Grand Marnier orange liqueurs.
Marian Cooper Cairns,
May 2010