Friday Night Cocktails
Agua de Valencia (Spanish, water of Valencia) was made for the first time in 1959 by Constante Gil in the bar Café Madrid de Valencia in the city of Valencia, Spain. It is made from a base of cava or champagne (wine), orange juice, vodka and gin. In general, It’s served in pitchers of various sizes and drunk in a broad cocktail glass.
For approximately 1 litre/1¾ pints
- 1 bottle of Cava – Spanish champagne
- Orange Juice – freshly squeezed if possible but a carton works almost as well
Put a good amount of ice (a couple of handfuls) into a large jug or punch bowl. Add the bottle of Cava, plenty of fresh orange and some Cointreau (play it safe with the Cointreau as this can become a very potent drink). Obviously you can experiment with the quantities of each liquid to get it just the way you prefer.
Being Latino asks that you please drink responsibly!