It has been more than a week since my last post, sorry! I have been in Colorado, visiting family, celebrating my birthday and my nephew’s first birthday. He is so cute, and of course I am so proud of him, especially because I am his god mother. And as a good god mother, I baked a fitting cake for him. I call it the M&M Surprise Cake. It was delicious, with a fun surprise in the inside. But I have to say that I completely forgot how to cook in Colorado’s high altitude. Everything takes a little more time and finesse, but it still turned out great.
These days have been filled with family and friends, how nice it has been to spend time with my nephews. For my nephew’s first birthday party I also made an adult drink. (NOT for my nephews! ) Oh my, it was so good and refreshing. All you need are sparkling wine (Cava in Spain) and lemon sorbet.
Cava in Spain was modeled after Champagne in France, though Cava uses mainly traditional, indigenous Spanish grapes; however there are exceptions. The other important thing about Cava is that it is made in the Champagne Method. However only producers in the Champagne region of France may use the term “Méthode Champenoise,” so in Spain it is known as the “Método Tradicional” or Traditional Method.
That way, cava can come from a few limited, official areas in Spain, not just one area. The most productive area for cava, and the most renowned, is in northeast Spain, near Barcelona, or in the area of Penedès. I love cava, and Llopart is my favorite. Even in the U.S., I can find Spanish and Catalan cavas. If you like sparkling wine and you have never tried the ones from Spain, you owe it to yourself to give them a try.
– 1 bottle sparkling wine (Cava)
– 1 Pint lemon sorbet
In a bowl, add the cava and the lemon sorbet. With a hand mixer, blend until the lemon sorbet is fully incorporated with the cava.
Ready to serve! A delicious summer cocktail.