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Cocktail with orange slices and ice

Cava cocktail

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

This cava cocktail is a ray of sunshine in a glass and is bound to perk up any celebration. It's easy to make but the flavours are complex enough to impress

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal175
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs9g
sugars9g
fibre0g
protein0.4g
salt0g
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Ingredients

  • ½ orange , juiced
  • ½ lemon , juiced
  • 50ml vodka
  • 1 tsp cinnamon syrup (see tip)
  • ½ tsp orange blossom water
  • ice
  • 250ml cava , to top up

To garnish

  • 1 small orange , finely sliced
  • ice

Method

  • STEP 1

    Start by making the dried orange slices to garnish. Spread out the orange slices on a lined baking tray. Heat oven to 110C/ 90C fan/gas ¼ and cook for 2 hrs. Can be done a day ahead and stored in a container.

  • STEP 2

    Pour the fruit juices, vodka, cinnamon syrup and orange blossom water into a cocktail shaker and add a couple of handfuls of ice. Shake well, then strain into two large wine glasses with more ice. Top up with cava and garnish with a slice of dried orange.

RECIPE TIPS
HOW TO MAKE CINNAMON SYRUP

To make the cinnamon syrup, heat 100g golden caster sugar in a small saucepan with 50ml water and 1 cinnamon stick until simmering and the sugar has dissolved. Leave to cool, then remove the cinnamon stick and pour into a sterilised jar or bottle.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2019

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