Aqua Velva (cocktail)

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The aftershave whose color inspired the cocktail's name

An Aqua Velva is a cocktail made with vodka, gin, lemon-lime, and Blue Curaçao; the latter gives the drink the color of Ice Blue Aqua Velva, its namesake,[1] which when introduced was touted as the aftershave that "gives your skin a drink."[2]

In the 2007 film Zodiac the cocktail is depicted as Robert Graysmith's favored drink.[3]

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  1. ^ "Aqua Velva Recipe". Recipe Syndicate. Hearst Seattle Media. February 21, 2012. Retrieved 2014-12-02. 
  2. ^ "New Ice Blue After Shave". advertisement (LIFE). April 8, 1957. p. 108. Retrieved 2014-12-02. Ice Blue Aqua Velva 'gives your skin a drink.' 
  3. ^ Dargis, Manohla (March 2, 2007). ""Zodiac": David Fincher's obsession with a serial killer's story". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 

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