The Valencia

Having recently travelled through Spain and absolutely lived for my morning orange juice fresh from the Zumo machine. I tasted a lot of orange in my afternoon drinks thus have a deeper appreciation of how important this fruit is mixed into classic cocktails from this part of the world. From Sangria to Negroni Mimosas to The Valencia is a taste of Spain in a champagne glass summer. Made with Cava – a high-quality sparkling wine from Spain of similar quality to French sparklers such as Champagne or bubbly Italian wines like Prosecco.

If travelling overseas is out of reach, then grab a bottle of Clasico 1872 Cava from Dan Murphy for around $10 to mix up this sparkling orange cocktail. Find some Spanish guitar music on Spotify close your eyes and imagine yourself by the Mediterranean coast- if only in your head.

Yep, I am there already 🙂


  • 60 ml gin
  • 60 ml vodka
  • 60 ml Bitter orange simple syrup
  • 300 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 chilled bottle of Cava
  • Ice Cubes
  • Orange Wheels


  1. Combine the gin vodka bitter orange syrup, orange juice and cava in a pitcher/jug
  2. Fill the pitcher with ice
  3. Pour into eight champagne tulip glasses
  4. Garnish each glass with an orange wheel -fresh is best


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