In honor of World Martini Day, Belvedere Vodka and Claire Smith, the brand’s Head of Spirit Creation & Mixology, linked up with drink historian/cocktail specialist Anistatia Miller to speak on what they’ve dubbed “the world’s most iconic cocktail.” It only takes one visit to a chain restaurant to see that the martini has morphed into something almost completely different than what it originally was. So, I think it’s pretty cool that Claire and Anistatia dropped a little knowledge for those who may be unfamiliar with the history of the martini. Check out their video below. And if you need a little martini inspiration, I’ve included the recipe to The Classic Belvedere below.
The Classic Belvedere
2 oz/60ml Belvedere Vodka
¼ oz/10ml Lillet Blanc
Twist of pink grapefruit
Combine Belvedere and Lillet in mixing glass and stir over ice until very cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a twist of pink grapefruit.