Also known as Valencian Water, this cocktail made with fresh orange juice, champagne, vodka, and gin can be served in a pitcher. The name Valencia comes from the Valencia orange named after the city in Spain, but they are actually grown in America. The Valencia orange is a hybrid fruit, a cross between a local orange variety and a sweet orange from Spain. This cocktail is simple to make and only gets better as it sits and hangs out in the fridge. And follow along here!
Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack is the blogger and recipe developer behind MuyBuenoCookbook.com, where she honors her Mexican heritage through Latin foods. She is the co-author of Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor (also available in Spanish), a recipe developer for Betty Crocker, and a regular contributor to Parade.com.
Recipe from Latin Twist: Traditional & Modern Cocktails by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack and Vianney Rodriguez reprinted courtesy of Hippocrene Books, Inc.