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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Cava Sangria

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.

Southern Living MAY 2010

  • Yield: Makes 4 1/4 cups
  • Prep time:5 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

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