Citrus & Cava Cocktail

Guess who was given a video camera for Christmas?!?!  Z and I are very excited to begin incorporating vignettes to!  This process does not come without a steep learning curve so we are starting small and toasting our new method of expression with this tasty and refreshing citrus cocktail.  Vodka, cointreau and simple syrup are brought together by a healthy squeeze of fresh lemon juice.  Topped off with a float of cava and you have a cocktail bright with effervescence.  A fantastic way to kick of your next dinner party or to enjoy while dreaming of warmer days to come.  It also pairs well with filming and editing a video for the first time :)… but perhaps I should let my foodie-friends be the judge of that!  Cheers!

Makes One Cocktail

  • one half shot cointreau
  • one and one half shot vodka
  • three quarters shot of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • one half shot simple syrup (recipe below)
  • cava (or your favorite bubbly)
For the simple syrup, combine one half cup sugar with one quarter cup water.  Warm over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the sugar dissolves completely.  Remove from the heat, pour into a glass and set in the refrigerator to cool.  This will make enough simple syrup for approximately six cocktails.  Any extra syrup will keep refrigerated for several weeks.
Place a martini glass in the freezer to chill for five to ten minutes.  Fill a cocktail shaker will ice and add the cointreau, vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup.  Shake vigorously.  Fill the martini glass two thirds of the way with the vodka and lemon juice mixture.  Top with cava (or your favorite bubbly) and enjoy!

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