Discover three delicious ways to use cava, the easygoing, affordable Spanish cousin of champagne.
1. Drink it: Cava "Sangria"
To lighten up sangria, substitute a bottle of cava for the traditional red wine in your favorite sangria recipe. You'll love the fizzy freshness, especially paired with added strawberries, raspberries, orange slices, and lime slices. While any bottle of cava will work here, a dry, medium-bodied brut is a good choice.
Sangria shown with added berries.
2. Make it: Cava Floats
A quick answer to dessert? Party-perfect, ultra-simple cava floats.
3. Pair it: Seafood Paella
Spaniards don't save cava for special occasions. Its flexibility in pairing with food makes it a regular beverage of choice at dinner. A dry cava is the perfect complement to paella, the traditional Valencian rice dish. Cava should be served cold, so chill it thoroughly and serve in tulip glasses or flutes for maximum aroma and bubbles.