Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Cafe Sant Jaume and Agua de Valencia

Agua de Valencia

Agua de Valencia

As the name suggests Agua de Valencia comes from the Valencia region. Apparently the history of the drink can be traced back to Café Madrid in Valencia in the late 1950s. It seems that a group of Basques who frequented the bar used to order “Agua de Bilbao”. The owner, Constante Gil, suggested one evening that they try his home made cocktail, “Agua de Valencia”, which he made up for them. Today it is a very popular drink on the Valencia bar circuit.


- ½ liter of freshly squeezed orange juice, you can squeeze directly from freshly picked Valencian oranges.
- ½ liter of Cava, that adds an elegant touch.
- 6 cl. of Gin
- 6 cl. of Vodka
- 1 or 2 oranges for garnish
- White sugar


Firstly, pour into a large pitcher the orange juice, gin, vodka and two big tablespoons of sugar (you can add more sugar if you want it sweeter), and stir well with a wooden spoon until sugar dissolves.
Then, add the cava and stir it again carefully to keep the cava bubbles. Add lots of ice and finally decorate as desired with oranges, sliced ​​either in the glass or in segments within the pitcher. 
Sant Jaume - My favourite Valencian Bar
Café Sant Jaume
If you happen to visit Valencia then a great little bar to drink your Agua de Valencia in is Café Sant Jaume. Café Sant Jaume is one of the more charming cafés in all of Valencia!

This bar has a perfect atmosphere for sitting and talking to friends. Even though the inside is quite small this is more than made up for by the outdoor seating area. And who really wants to sit inside on a beautiful evening in Valencia?
Calle de Caballeros, 51,
46001 Valencia, Spain
+34 963 91 24 01


  1. Be careful with the Agua de Valencia! ;-) ...Q puede ser traicionera... Sí que te has puesto las pilas con el nuevo blog, un montón de entradas en 1 semana!!!

    1. Agua de Valencia....Very nice and very dangerous!!

  2. Chiquita bomba el agua de valencia. I've tried before, but I didnt know all the ingredients and that explain a lot many things ;)

    Are you sure this blog is about running around the world? lol

    1. Ha ha. When you're running and travelling you still need to enjoy yourself :-)

      And anyway aren't fresh oranges healthy ;-)

    2. Totally!! There is nothing better than fresh oranges ;)