Cava Sangria

Cava Sangria Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
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.


Makes 4 1/4 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes


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


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.

*Other sparkling wine or Champagne may be substituted.

Note: We tested with Cointreau and Grand Marnier orange liqueurs.

Marian Cooper Cairns,

Southern Living

May 2010
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