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Freixenet Sparkling Berry Cocktail


I love sparkling things. Sparkling skirts, sparkling water, sparkling wine! Sparkling wine is one of the treats in life that makes me feel incredibly fancy - although at times it can be a bit more expensive that I'm willing to spend on a glass or a bottle. I'm really excited to sampling a few types of sparkling cava from Spanish wine brand Freixenet because there fancy looking black bottles are not only good looking and tasting, but also affordable! Seriously, I am so sick of buying the ugly green bottles with their white labels for nice events because it's what I could afford. Freixenet, on the other hand, actually looks nice and costs less than 20 dollars a bottle (usually around 10-16 dollars depending on where you live).


Anyhow, the first of the three bottles is the only one not in the signaure black bottle - a cordan rosado (Spanish for rose) that felt like it would make the most perfect, summery berry spritzer. It's the only bottle I opened to drink alone with Jason - the others I am hoping to share with others as sparkling wine really does not last well in the fridge. So keep an eye out for it in some wedding-related celebration posts later this year! This one was yummy, for a rose (which I usually either hate or am okay with, and I was okay with this one), and had a lot of berry flavor. Which is why I wanted to play that up with more berries!


What You'll Need
Freixenet Cordon Rosado sparkling cava
Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
2-3 Raspberries per glass
Blackberries and blueberries to your liking


Funny story - opening this was an adventure. I don't open bubbly wines - I'm a disaster at opening wine anyway, so promptly after the photo was taken, I handed the bottle over to Jason to get the work out. But, we couldn't. So we used a grippy-hand-thing (what are those called? they are like rubbery plastic circles) to pull the cork out a bit. As Jason grabbed it to run outside, it shot up and dented the ceiling. So - be careful, remember, when opening sparkling wine.


Muddle the raspberries in the bottom of the glass. Throw in a few blackberries and blueberries or whatever you have on hand in after wards.


Add a small amount of Pama - about 1/2 a shot glass. I did a 1 second pour.


Fill to the top with wine (carefully!) and serve!

9 comments:

  1. mmmm, it looks so delicious yum yum yum!
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  2. Those look so yummy!! I've got to try it!

    xo
    Amy
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  3. rose is my absolute favourite and it looks adorable! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  4. This is so pretty, I love it. I am a big fan of fruit in my cocktails.
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

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  5. beautiful
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    Super kiss and a great weekend .

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  6. You have the best cocktails... :) These look AMAZING! All my favorite fruit too :)

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  7. Oh how I've missed reading your blog! This looks ahhmazing. I'll definitely have to give it a try soon! <3

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