Freixenet Friday Gi.Ve.Aw.aY.

[ 3 ] November 4, 2011 |

Being creative is fun – especially when it comes to food and drink, and it’s even more fun when you have a great source of inspiration. That’s why I got super excited to play around and create fun cocktail recipes with two varieties of Freixenet Sparkling Wines Cordon Negro Brut and Cordon Negro Extra Dry. Not only do I have the pleasure of trying new recipes with a palate-pleasing sparkling wines, but I also get the chance to give away fantastic prizes so that you all can have the chance to experience Freixenet from the comfort of your own home. Starting today, I’ll share a personal recipe using either Cordon Negro Brut or Cordon Negro Extra Dry. At the end of each post, I’ll explain how to win that week’s prize.

Cranberry & Apple Dream This beverage reminds me of chilled apple cider with a hint of cranberry, and would be perfect for the holiday season.

Cranberry & Apple Dream ingredients ©JohnnaKnowsGoodFood

1/2 apple (I prefer Fuji, choose based on your personal preference)
1 handful frozen cranberries
1/2 oz cranberry juice
3/12 – 5 oz Freixenet Cordon Negro, depending on the glass

Chilled flutes*

1. Peel and cut up apple into small pieces

2. Muddle apple pieces

Muddled Apples ©JohnnaKnowsGoodFood

3. Add 1/2 oz cranberry juice to muddled apples. Mix well.

4. Add 3 1/2 to 5 oz of Cordon Negro to apple-cranberry juice mixture. Mix well.

5. Add small 2-3 cranberries to chilled flutes*.

6. Strain apple-cranberry juice-Cord?n Negro mixture into flutes.

Cranberry & Apple Dream ©JohnnaKnowsGoodFood

7. Enjoy!


*Note: The recipe here is shown in a wine glass. It is recommended/more appropriate to serve this recipe & all Freixenet Sparkling Wines in flutes.

Giveaway Details:  The first two people to answer the following question will receive a Freixenet Friday prize pack (which will include six elegant Freixenet fluted glasses as well as The Freixenet Social Survival Guide, a pocket reference guide for social situations): Where were you the first time you tried Freixenet?  Simply leave a comment below or shoot me an email at with your answer. If you find that two people have already answered, we’d still love to hear about your first experience with Freixenet! Good luck!

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  1. lisa says:

    At a wedding!

  2. Micky says:

    At a holiday party. Love your cranberry apple cocktail – looks so festive!

  3. Archele says:

    Thanks, Micky!

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