Cocktail of the Week: The unique and pretty aqua velva


Try this recipe the next time you want to shake up your usual choice of drink.

The aqua velva is a classic dive into some of the older cocktails that have lost their popularity as the years have gone on. Its neon color and refreshingly tart yet sweet flavor combination makes it a perfect drink to try out when your traditional usuals have lost their spark. 


1 ounce any kind of vodka 

1 ounce any kind of gin

¾ ounce blue curaçao

1 ounce simple syrup

1 ounce lemon juice, for best result use a freshly squeezed lemon

2 ounces soda water

Maraschino cherries for an optional garnish

Or you can add 1/2 of a lemon slice as a garnish instead 


Pour all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice.

Shake thoroughly with a shaker.

Strain into a chilled glass filled with or without ice, depending on your preference.

Garnish with whichever choice you prefer. 




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