Valencia Cocktail Recipe

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Valencia Cocktail Recipe

here is a classic drink called the Valencia cocktail that’s from Harry Craddock’s 1930 novel “The Savoy Cocktail Book”. It’s a fruity cocktail made from apricot brandy and orange juice that’s good for brunch. This name comes from the city of Valencia, Spain, which is known for its orange production. Known at the time as ‘the Valencia cocktail no. 1,’ this recipe was originally from Spain. Although it doesn’t seem to appeal as much to modern drinkers as it did to those in Craddock’s time, it is always interesting to learn the original cocktail recipes, and then modify them to suit your personal tastes. That has been done with this cocktail a number of times. It includes the popular (and perhaps better tasting) Valencia cocktail no. 2, which is similar to a mimosa, and the aforementioned Agua de Valencia from Spain. Check out all of the Valencia orange recipes that you like. For each one, fresh orange juice is the only thing you need. If you can get Valencia oranges, that’s even better.


If you are pouring apricot brandy, then you should use a top-of-the-line liqueur or brandy. There are a number of popular options, including Giffler’s Abricot du Roussillon and Marie Brizard’s Apry.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Valencia Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Valencia Cocktail Recipe is 172 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Valencia Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Strainer


  • Martini Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • Pour 2 ounces of brandy into a glass
  • 1 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 3 dashes of bitters
  • Garnish with an orange twist

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients need to be gathered.
  • The apricot brandy, orange juice, and orange bitters go into an ice-filled cocktail shaker with apricot brandy.
  • Good shake is crucial.
  • Mix all ingredients together and strain into a glass of chilled ice.
  • Serving it with an orange twist is a nice touch.

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4.84 (1418 votes)