Thirsty Thursday: Agua De Valencia Cocktail
Ever since I returned from Spain in January from the Tile of Spain trip, I have been coveting this cocktail. While I am sure the romance and charm surrounding it had to do with the fresh Valencia oranges and the beautiful Spanish city where it was created, yet I thought it was worth a try on my own.
Agua De Valencia Cocktail is a Spanish drink and is known as “Valencian Water.” The origin of this cocktail comes from the bar Café Madrid de Valencia, Spain. In 1959, Constante Gil first served this amazing cocktail. Gin, orange juice, vodka, and Champagne are the basic ingredients of the famous Agua De Valencia Cocktail.
1 cup FRESH VALENCIA orange juice
2 ounces gin
2 ounces vodka
700 ml cava spanish sparkling wine or 700 ml champagne
- To a pitcher add orange juice, gin, vodka and cava or champagne. Add sugar, a pinch at a time. Stir and taste until desired sweetness is acheived. Refrigerate until chilled.
- Fill a glass with 2 or 3 ice cubes and fill. Garnish with lemon or lime wedges.
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