This week I will show you the Christmas meal that our friend Àngels Pallàs prepared in our showroom, We Love Cooking. It is a delicious meal designed with great detail, so a cocktail cannot be missing to receive our guests. Throughout the week I will post the other dishes :)

A classic Anglo-Saxon-inspired cocktail, ideal to break the ice and begin to introduce the festive spirit of Christmas to our guests.


2 cups of red berries (you can buy frozen in bags at the supermarket or frozen stores)

150cc maple syrup (found in the alcoholic beverage section of many supermarkets)

2 cups of red wine

1 cup brown sugar

1 vanilla pod split in half

The skin of half a lemon

1 tablespoon peppercorns (we will crush the grains by pressing them with the flat blade of a knife)


2 cups of sparkling water (Seltz or siphon type) very cold

2 cups of very cold pineapple juice

1 bottle of semi-chilled cava Ice (large cubes)


About three or four hours before the meal, we put the berries, the maple syrup, the sugar, the vanilla, the lemon peel, the pepper and the salt in a saucepan. We bring it to a boil for about 3 or 4 minutes and reserve it in the punch bowl.

Just before serving the cocktail, add the cava, pineapple juice, sparkling water and ice. Even better if we make a giant cube using a lunch box or a large container so that it does not dissolve so easily in the cocktail.

Jordi Manero


Allane Oswald said:

Hola Claudia y Julia!
Me encantó el Blog y esta receta que lleva agua de seltz también. Trabajo en una empresa en Alemania que restaura a los sifones de soda antiguos y los envía a todo el mundo. Como es un producto muy utilizado en la gastronomía, pensé que seria interesante para ustedes. La empresa se llama Die Siphon Manufaktur. Saludos!

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