Aqua Velva Cocktail

The Aqua Velva Cocktail

by Ray Wyland (

You wouldn’t make fun of it if you tried it…

If you’ve seen the 2007 movie Zodiac, you know this cocktail. Robert Graysmith played by Jake Gyllenhaal loves this drink and you know what? I do too! I’m always a little leery of “Blue” drinks. When I think of Blue drinks, I think of overly sweet cocktails and Miami Vice; both which I don’t need any more of!

Believe it or not, the Aqua Velva is mostly all alcohol. Here’s all you need…

Mix the following with ice in a shaker:

  • 1oz (30ml) Vodka
  • 1oz (30ml) Gin
  • 3/4oz (20ml) Blue Curacao
  • Shake and pour into a glass and top off with Sprite or lemon-lime soda

The Aqua Velva is surprisingly refreshing. It’s not sugary at all and you can always control how much Sprite to add. Another thing cool about this drink is you can make it high quality with better spirits or go bottom shelf if you don’t want to splurge on your guests!

For those of you that don’t know, Aqua Velva is an after shave that looks exactly like the cocktail, or is it the other way around? So if you see this bottle…

Don’t drink it! If you want an Aqua Velva, you need to make one yourself!

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