Nothing beats a weekend soirée after a busy week in the office. It’s a chance to put on our favourite new dress, switch off and relax with friends over a glass of something sparkling.
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Taking notes from laid-back Spain, where it’s the norm to invite everyone from Abuela (that’s grandma to us) and bebé (yep, baby) for dinner and drinks, making our summer get-togethers something special has never been easier. When it comes to ensuring that our drinks list is party perfect, Freixenet Cordon Negro – the premium Spanish sparkling wine in the frosted black bottle – and its two sister fizzes – Cordon Rosado and Cordon Oro – are always at the top of our guest list.
But which one to serve first? Kick off your party by offering guests a glass of Cordon Rosado. Pink and sweet, it’s ideal for washing down a garlic prawn starter. For the main event, crack open a bottle of Cordon Negro – its delicious dry notes of lemon, pear and peach goes with everything. Finish with Cordon Oro – it’s made from the best grapes of the Penedés region and infused with Spanish sunshine. With lashings of apricot and peach, a hint of vanilla and floral sweetness, it’s the perfect pairing for Manchego, the cheese of cheeses in Spain. Trust us, there’s no better way to end a Spanish-style supper.
Any respectable Spanish fiesta doesn’t get going until the clock strikes 12, so reward the last ones standing with a breakfast Bellini. Beat 2cl elderflower liqueur, 1cl peach liqueur and 3cl white peach puree in a shaker for 10 seconds.
Pour into a glass, add 12cl Cordon Negro and stir. Enjoy!
For more information, visit www.freixenet.co.uk