Explore the local white wine varietals. Be brave. Taste varietals you won’t taste anywhere else.
Look for Merseguera, Malvasia, Pedro Ximenez, or Macebo. Although you can certainly find and enjoy a good Chardonnay, Semillon, or my absolute least favorite: Sauvignon Blanc. Life is more fun when you taste the local stuff. If your feeling really brave, try a rose’.
When all else fails, there is always vermut and craft beers.
And, on a non-alcoholic note, the fresh orange juice that can be found everywhere is fantastic.
For a refreshing local drink, try the Agua de Valencia. Warning: It is served by the pitcher and it tastes so refreshing on a hot day that you might accidentally over imbibe.
Highly recommend the quirky “Cafe de las Horas” for a traditional Agua de Valencia.
But, if you want to make it a home:
Squeeze a few oranges into a pitcher. 200ml
Add a bottle of cava
Add 50ml each of vodka and gin
Add a pinch of sugar if needed.
Add ice, stir & serve. Enjoy!
Cafe de las Horas
Carrer del Comte d’Almodóvar, 1, 46003 València, España