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Cava Cocktails and Mixology

Immerse yourself in the world of Cava mixology and wow your guests with refreshing and unforgettable cava cocktails creations.

Cava cocktails

Cava, a sparkling wine hailing from the lush vineyards of Spain, has long been celebrated as a symbol of elegance and celebration. Known for its crispness and refreshing bubbles, it has become a popular choice for toasting special occasions

However, in recent years, mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts in the UK have begun to explore the versatility of this delightful beverage by incorporating it into innovative concoctions.

In this article, we will delve into the artistry behind crafting unique libations using this effervescent Spanish sparkling wine. 

From classic recipes with a modern twist to daring flavour combinations that push the boundaries of traditional mixology, we will explore how Cava can elevate your drinking experience like never before.

Cava-based cocktails: Kir Royale, Mimosa, Bellini and more

Kir Royale


Red cocktail

This delicious drink is a modern take on the traditional French aperitif known as a Kir, with an added touch of luxury by replacing the usual white wine with sparkling cava. 

The combination of the effervescence and delicate flavours of the cava, together with the sweet and fruity notes of the blackcurrant liqueur, create a truly irresistible concoction.


-1 bottle of Cava
- 1/2 cup crème de cassis liqueur


1. Chill the cava and crème de cassis in the refrigerator.
2. Pour 30 ml of crème de cassis into each glass.
3. Fill the rest of the glass with chilled cava.
4. Stir gently to mix.
5. Serve immediately and enjoy!




Mimosa cocktails

Mimosa is a beloved brunch staple, known for its refreshing combination of orange juice and champagne. However, if you're looking to upgrade your brunch routine with a twist, consider trying the Cava-based Mimosa

This delicious variation introduces the effervescence of cava to create an even more elegant and lively cocktail.

The secret to a perfect Cava-based Mimosa is in the ingredients. Start with chilled cava: this bubbly drink offers a fresh, dry taste that beautifully complements the sweetness of the orange juice. Instead of opting for store-bought orange juice, try squeezing fresh oranges just before serving to enhance the natural flavours.


  • Chilled champagne
  • Orange juice


1. Pour equal parts of chilled cava and orange juice into a champagne flute.
2. Stir gently to mix.
3. Serve immediately and enjoy!




Bellini cocktail

The Bellini is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that has gained immense popularity over the years. Originating in Italy, this cava-based drink combines the elegance of sparkling wine with the sweetness of peach. The result is a stunningly beautiful drink that not only looks attractive but also tastes absolutely divine.


  • 1 bottle of chilled cava
  • 2 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of peach liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


1. In a blender, combine sliced peaches, peach liqueur, lemon juice and sugar.
2. Blend until smooth and well combined.
3. Pour peach mixture into champagne flutes, filling them halfway.
4. Top each glass with chilled cava.
5. Garnish with fresh peach slices if desired.
6. Serve immediately and enjoy your refreshing Bellini cocktail!


Cava Sangria


Sangria cava cocktail

Cava Sangria is a delicious version of the classic Spanish sangria, incorporating the sparkling wine known as Cava. This refreshing cocktail is perfect for warm summer evenings or any festive occasion. 


  • 1 bottle of Cava
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of brandy
  • 1/4 cup of simple syrup
  • Assorted fruits (such as oranges, lemons, apples, and berries) for garnish


1. In a pitcher, combine the Cava, orange juice, brandy, and simple syrup.
2. Stir gently to mix well.
3. Add sliced fruits to the pitcher for garnish.
4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
5. Serve cold in glasses filled with ice cubes.
6. Enjoy your refreshing Cava Sangria cocktail!

Creating masterpieces of cava mixology

Creating cava mixology masterpieces involves combining the vibrant flavours of cava with complementary ingredients to create unique and refreshing cocktails. With its effervescent bubbles and fresh acidity, cava serves as an excellent base for a variety of mixed drinks and the possibilities are endless. 

Play with flavours

One of the most exciting aspects is experimenting with different flavours to enhance the taste and create a unique drinking experience. From fruity combinations to herbal infusions, there are countless ways to play with flavours and elevate your cava cocktails.

For those who enjoy a refreshing and tasty twist, incorporating citrus fruits such as lemon or lime can add a vibrant burst of flavour to your cava cocktail. The acidity of these fruits complements the effervescence of the cava, creating a delicious balance in the mouth. 

Citrus fruits

In addition, you can explore more exotic options such as passion fruit or grapefruit for an even bolder taste sensation.

If you prefer something more herbal and aromatic, consider adding fresh herbs such as mint or basil to your cava cocktail mix. Not only do these herbs contribute their distinctive flavours, but they also contribute to an enticing aroma that enhances the overall drinking experience. 

In addition, exploring floral notes using ingredients such as lavender or elderflower can create a delicate and sophisticated flavour profile in your cava cocktail.

Decorate with style

To make sure your drinks look as elegant as they taste, consider incorporating several decorative elements into your serving setup. Start by selecting elegant glassware that complements the sophistication of the cava cocktail. Champagne flutes are popular choices, adding a touch of class to any occasion.

To further enhance the visual appeal, garnish your cava cocktails with fresh fruits and herbs. Citrus slices or zest can add a splash of colour and give the drink a refreshing twist.

Cava cocktail

Alternatively, try floating berries or pomegranate seeds in the glass to create an enticing visual display. For an extra touch of elegance, consider using edible flowers such as rose petals or lavender sprigs as a delicate garnish.

Don't forget the temperature

While many might assume that all cocktails are best enjoyed chilled, cava cocktails require a little more attention to ensure optimal taste and presentation. Cava is best served at a slightly cooler temperature than the average white wine

This means that when adding cava to your cocktail creations, it is essential to keep it properly chilled.

The ideal serving temperature for cava cocktails is usually between 4-7 degrees Celsius. Temperatures above this range can result in the loss of the delicate flavours and aromas found in sparkling wine and ultimately diminish its overall quality. 

A simple way to achieve the desired temperature is to keep the cava in the refrigerator for at least two hours before use. If you are short on time, adding ice cubes or placing the bottle in an ice bucket filled with water and ice can also cool the liquid quickly.

Cheers to Fizzy Creativity!

In conclusion, cava-based cocktails offer an exciting way to enjoy this sparkling drink in all its glory. From classics like the Kir Royale, Mimosa and Bellini, to original creations like the Cava Sangria, cava mixology invites us to toast with style and sophistication.

So, awaken your effervescent creativity with every sip and celebrate life with a toast full of flavour and elegance!

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can I substitute cava with other sparkling wines?
While you can substitute cava with other sparkling wines in most recipes, keep in mind that each type of sparkling wine has its unique flavour profile.

Are there non-alcoholic cava options available?
Yes, there are non-alcoholic versions of cava available on the market for those who prefer not to consume alcohol.

How should I store an opened bottle of cava?
Once opened, it is best to consume the remaining cava within 1-3 days. Store it in the refrigerator with a wine stopper or even better, a vacuum sealer to preserve its freshness.



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