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.
As much as the love hater’s might try and deny it, Valentine’s Day is very much for all the lovers out there. It’s for all the sweethearts, boo’s, cupid’s, couples, and everything in between. (Oh and don’t worry love haters, my last Valentine’s Day post will be dedicated to you guys.) There’s something very romantic about sipping on a well-put together cocktail especially if it’s made by someone you care about. So this Valentine’s Day break out your shaker and martini glasses and whip up one of these seductive, flirty cocktails from Belvedere Vodka, SKYY Infusions, Three Olives Vodka and more. (Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any Valentine’s Day cheesiness that may or may not be included in this post.)
Strawberry Seduction (Pictured Above)
2 oz. SKYY Infusions Wild Strawberry
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz. Apple Juice
½ oz. Honey Solution
2 Medium Basil Leaves
2 Medium Strawberries
Muddle basil, strawberries and lemon juice. Add remaining ingredients. Shake and double strain into coupe glass.
Guests at STK Atlanta found themselves in a sort of winter wonderland at the steakhouse’s one-year anniversary party last night thanks to the occasional indoor snowfall and an ice sculpture that provided attendee’s with a sizable shot of Belvedere Vodka. Quite Lushworthy, right? I had the opportunity to cover the anniversary party and I was honestly taken aback by how amazing the event was. I mean, there was a baby Siberian tiger at STK! A baby tiger! Now that’s how you throw a party folks.
Thanks to the event sponsor, Belvedere Vodka, guests were treated to complimentary cocktails that included the “Strawberry Cobbler,” “Green Intensity,” and “Cucumber Stiletto.” I love a good St. Germain cocktail so I of course tried the “Cucumber Stiletto” (Belvedere, St. Germain, lime juice, and cucumber) first, but my favorite was easily the “Strawberry Cobbler.” The “Strawberry Cobbler” was a simple combination of Belvedere and muddled fresh strawberries, but tasted very much like a decadent dessert in a glass thanks to the graham cracker rim. An assortment of edible bites were also made available to guests and included sliders and various bite-size desserts. Check out a few pictures from STK’s one-year anniversary party below.
The Belve Music Lounge has really been on a roll for the past month or so. First, they hit up South Beach for the Ultra Music Festival and just this past weekend they braved the California desert for the Coachella Music Festival. Belvedere Vodka of course brought back the “Turntable Teabreeze” which first debuted at the Belve Music Lounge in Miami and is made using Belvedere’s newest product, Belvedere Lemon Tea. As if Belvedere’s refreshing cocktails weren’t enough guests of the lounge which included everyone from Joy Bryant to Theophilus London also received products from SOL Republic, Reebok, and clothing company Motel Rocks.
As expected it looks like the Belve Music Lounge, which took place last month in Miami during the Ultra Music Festival, was quite the good time. A number of celebrities stopped through the W South Beach to get their drink and dance on including Bravo’s Andy Cohn, DJ/producer Steve Aoki, Dennis Rodman, and more. Stay tuned for news on the other music festivals the Belve Music Lounge will be invading this year.
If you won’t be in Miami this week for the Belve Music Lounge (don’t worry I’m in the same boat) here’s yet another reason to gloat on your misfortune. Belvedere Vodka will actually be serving up cocktails made with their new Belvedere Lemon Tea during their three-day long Belve Music Lounge. As an Atlanta resident it’s only natural that I love sweet tea so this new Belvedere Lemon Tea sounds absolutely delicious. The cocktail which features Belvedere Lemon Tea is actually called the “Belvedere Turntable Teabreeze” and consists of Belvedere Lemon Tea, cloudy apple, and coconut water. Other cocktails to be served at the Belve Music Lounge include the “Belve Beat” and “Belvedere Lemonade Power Mix.”
Can’t wait to try the “Belvedere Turntable Teabreeze?” Well, Belvedere Lemon Tea will be released in April so you don’t have to wait too long to get your hands on this cocktail.
Belvedere Vodkawill be bringing their Belve Music Lounge to Miami yet again this year for the Ultra Music Festival and they’re giving you the chance to party with them. All you have to do is head on over to their Facebook page or click on the image above to RSVP. This year’s Belve Music Lounge will take place from March 22-24. Yep, it’s a three day long Belvedere extravaganza! You of course have to be 21-years-old or up to attend. I had a blast at the Belve Music Lounge I attended two years ago so make sure you try and check it out if you’ll be in the Miami area. I’m sure it’ll be quite the Lushworthy affair.
It’d probably be much easier to name the celebrities that weren’t at Kanye West’s fashion show after party in Paris this week. A few of the celebs in attendance included Anna Wintour, Kim Kardashian, Common, Jay-Z, and Alexander Wang. And whenever there’s an insane amount of star power present Belvedere Vodka seems to always be in the building. With Belvedere Vodka as the sponsor of the party guests were treated to a number of Lushworthy cocktails while taking in live performances from Waka Flocka, Azealia Banks, Big Sean, and more.
Looks like these liquor (and beer) company’s are in the mood for spreading the wealth this month and next because there are contests everywhere! Gentleman Jack is giving away Atlanta Hawks tickets, Belvedere Vodka wants to fly you and a friend to see Mary J. Blige in L.A., and Heineken is giving away $5,000 cash to one of you amazing artists out there. Below is more information on each contest as well as a link to enter.
Crazed football fans aren’t the only ones getting into the spirit as we get closer to the Superbowl next month, Belvedere Vodka is also getting in the spirit with a few football themed cocktails of their own. They’ve got the very straight-forward “Belvedere Vince Lombardi” which merely consists of Belvedere Pure and Fever Tree Tonic and for those of you looking for something a bit fruitier they also have the “Belvedere Hail Berry Punch.” Go Falcons! (And yes, I know they aren’t in the Superbowl)
Belvedere Hail Berry Punch
10 oz Belvedere Vodka
15 oz Cranberry Juice
2.5 oz Lemon Juice
3.5 oz Aperol
5 oz Orange Juice
Dash Simple Syrup
Add all ingredients to a jug and stir. Garnish with orange slices and lemons. Continue reading →