Blanc de Fraise

Circa o High Bridge NJ

This cocktail's name is a play on Champagne terminology. Blanc de Noirs refers to Champagne made with 100 percent Pinot Noir grapes; Blanc de Blancs are Champagnes made with only Chardonnay. Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine made from a blend of grapes, has a light, refreshing quality that works well with strawberries, or fraises.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • 3 strawberries, diced, plus 1 strawberry slice
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau or other triple sec
  • 2 1/2 ounces chilled cava

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the diced strawberries with the Simple Syrup. Add ice and the gin and Cointreau and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with the cava and garnish with the strawberry slice.

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