We asked Aidy, from the Three Drinkers, to create a special cocktail with our Cordon Negro, to be enjoyed this winter, and it's delicious!
Take it away Aidy...
This is my proudest creation so far! - Introducing… The Festive Star!
I was tasked by the lovely folks at @freixenetuk to come up with a unique Winter Cocktail design, and here it is! Festive fizz meets orange marmalade with a kiss of chocolate and cinnamon! The Cordon Negro is the perfect Cava to let this cocktail stand apart and shine out of the glass!
Here’s what you need:
25ml Grand Marnier
10ml Honeycomb Syrup
1-2 Dashes of Chocolate Bitters
Topped up with 75ml of Freixenet Cordon Negro
Decorate your Glass with Cinnamon Sugar
Garnish with Freeze-Dried Orange
Step 1 - Sugar the rim of your glass: Get two dishes. In one squeeze half of a lemon. In another empty enough cinnamon sugar to fit around the top of your glass. Dip the top of the glass into the lemon juice ensuring a good coating (about 0.5cm high) and then immediately transfer it to your cinnamon sugar. Twirl around to ensure the sugar sticks to the lemon juice then life and tap to remove any excess sugar.
Advanced: If you’re feeling extra, you can do the same with a wedge of lemon by slicing it in the middle and wiping it around the edge of your glass.
Step 2: Carefully fill your glass with large chunks of ice making sure you don’t disturb the sugar rim.
Step 3: Add your Grand Marnier, Honeycomb Syrup and Chocolate bitters to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Gently strain into your champagne glass and top Freixenet Cordon Negro before garnishing with a freeze-dried orange.
Glassware tip: Make sure you don’t use traditional champagne flutes for this as the rim is too small and they won’t be able to get ice cubes inside. See the size of the glass I use in my video - this is the perfect size. You can use a traditional wine glass too if needed.
Make the moment this Christmas with Freixenet’s Cordon Negro Cava 🥂 😘