A new way of having cava has come into our lives. And it has done so with the intention of staying. It is a new concept that suggests having cava with plenty of ice in a balloon glass to refresh yourself in the hottest Summer nights. Although once you try it, you will be sure that the idea is suitable for any time of the year. To that effect, there are several brands that have committed themselves to this new project.
1. Freixenet ICE
The new Freixenet Ice has been created to be enjoyed with ice, in a balloon glass; we can also mix it with our favorite flavors: raspberry, kiwi, lime, or lemon. In the heat of the night, the prestigious barman Javier De Las Muelas bets for mixing it into original cocktails: with peach liquor, St. Germain, ginger and grapefruit… and always, always, with ITV ice. The result, excellent and very refreshing. This cava is elaborated through a blend of Macabeo, Xarel.lo, and Parellada wines, with a touch of Chardonnay, and has a fine and elegant bubble in addition to a fruity aroma.
2. Moët Ice
And if cava can be taken with ice, why not venture also with champagne. That is what they have thought at Moët & Chandon, who at the start of the year presented its Moët Ice Impérial line. It is the first and only champagne specially created for enjoying with ice. A new experience that stands out for its vivid fruit, its seductive palate, and its elegant maturity. Our suggestion is to always put at least three or four ice cubes, as this is essential for “relieving” the fruit intensity and accentuating its freshness. Combine it afterwards with mint leaves, white grape or lime zest, cucumber peel, a very thin ginger slice, cardamom seeds, and berries (strawberries, raspberries.)
3. Anna Codorniu Sweet Edition
Another cava brand that has joined the cava on ice trend is Codorniu. It does so with the ‘Anna Codorniu Sweet Edition’ line, a sweeter version of its product that allows for different combinations. Among them, one of the most successful and recommended ones is serving cava in a wide glass with plenty of ice.
4. J.P. Chenet Ice Edition
Other than cava and champagne, another surprising novelty of the year has been getting to know the first wine for drinking with ice from J.P. Chenet. The French market leader brand offers it through its ‘ J.P. Chenet Ice Edition’ line. We will soon delve into this world through a new post.