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Cocktail Recipe: Cherry Lime Cava Sangria at Boqueria

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by Drink DC on Apr 18, 2012 in Cocktail Recipes for Boqueria
Cocktail Recipe: Cherry Lime Cava Sangria at Boqueria

In Dupont Circle, newly opened Boqueria is hopping at happy hour (and other times), just as we predicted. Sangria is a specialty of this Spanish tapas house, and just happens to be a perfect cocktail for spring.

Our Drink of the Week is the Cherry Lime Cava Sangria, which features a housemade lime cordial by bartender Arielle Goodman. Fear not — the cordial recipe is also below, so if you want to mix up a batch of this refreshing sip at home, you’ve got all the info you need. Of course, it still might not taste as good as enjoyed among friends on the spacious outdoor patio at Boqueria.

Let us know if you try it out!

Cherry Lime Cava Sangria

For a pitcher:

4 oz. lime cordial
4 oz. brandy
4 oz. tart cherry juice
8 oz. rose wine
cava

Fill pitcher with ice and add all ingredients except the cava. Stir well (the pitcher should be around half-full). Top with cava.

Lime Cordial

Cover the zest of several limes with raw sugar and fresh lime juice. Pour hot water over the mixture to dissolve the sugar. Steep overnight.

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