It’s been a long time since I was in Spain and at the pace things are going, it will be a long time before I am back in Spain or even Europe. So instead of daydreaming of Spain and all their wonderful food, I made a Spanish cocktail, the Agua de Valencia.

It’s got grapefruit juice in it so it’s basically diet food. Right? This juicy cocktail was developed back in 1959 by Constante Gil in Valencia at CafĂ© Madrid but didn’t become popular until the 1970s. 

You likely have all the ingredients you need on hand to make this cocktail except for the orange liquor. Good thing liquor stores are essential. Here’s the recipe. 

Agua de Valencia Spanish Cocktail Recipe

Spanish Valencia Cocktail

Serves: 1 8oz glass


3oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice

1oz Orange juice

1oz Orange Liquor

1oz Vodka

Splash of Club Soda


Add the grapefruit juice, orange juice, orange liquor, and vodka in a
cocktail shaker and shake with ice for 20 seconds.

Pour into a glass filled with ice.

Add in the club soda and stir.

Garnish with a grapefruit wedge, mint, and a straw!


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Agua de Valencia a Spanish Cocktail