Agua De Valencia
A distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol, sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. It can be made from grain, potatoes, rice, beans, beets, fruit or even wood; 40% ABV.
A spirit whose flavor profile revolves around juniper berries. Originally from the Middles Ages, modern gin is a derivative of the Dutch drink jenever (genever). You can make a home-made gin by simply infusing vodka. There are a large number of recipes online.
A syrup made from dissolving granulated sugar (sucrose) in water. Regular simple is made by combining 1:1 sugar:water by mass, rich simple is 2:1 sugar:water by mass although only 1.5 times as sweet as regular. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
A citrus juice used in many cocktails, both for its sweet and tart taste and its color. Orange juice, unlike lemon and lime, can be kept fresh for days. In a blind taste test, most people liked day-old orange juice.
A carbonated wine usually from natural fermentation, but increasingly via carbon dioxide injection.
Build vodka, gin and simple syrup in a shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Double-strain into a large jug. Add orange juice, then the sparkling wine, preferably cava. Stir briefly and add fresh ice to the jug. Serve in champagne flutes or coupe glasses. #shake #batch
Invented in Valencia in 1959 as a jab at a group of Basque travelers.