World Cocktail Day: Six Signature Belvedere Sips to Make For a Sheltering-In Celebration

 

 

 

Now eight weeks in, the quarantine continues to bring up ironies, paradoxes, and other strange warping of the regular rituals of our daily existence.

One of those is the celebration of purposefully social holidays while locked away in our homes. Last week was Cinco de Mayo, of course. And now today, May 13, the annual World Cocktail Day is upon us—at least affording us the opportunity to brush up on our mixology skills…while not forgetting that virtually all of our bartender friends are left without work for the time being.

For the occasion, our friends at Belvedere were kind enough to offer up the recipes for a few creative takes on cocktail classics, featuring their super-premium Polish vodka (certified kosher), so that the thrill of new epicurean discovery that has always characterized World Cocktail Day can still be a part of it. For instance, we’d really never considered the possibilities of a “Cucumber Spritz”— but it’s already become one of our new favorites, perfectly paired with everything from a no-contact-delivery artichoke-prosciutto pizza, to a night of Dead To Me, Season 2 binge watching.

(NB: Martha Stewart will be hosting a Belvedere Virtual Quality over Quantity Mixology Session at 7pm EST at Instagram – @belvederevodka, #MadeWithNature.)

 

Six Signature Belvedere Cocktails to Make for World Cocktail Day

Belvedere Classic Martini (pictured top)

2 oz / 60ml Belvedere Vodka
.25 oz / 7ml French Fortified Wine
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and stir over ice until very cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a pink grapefruit twist.

Belvedere Citrus Spritz

30 ml / 1  Oz Belvedere Vodka
30 ml / 1  Oz Vermouth Bianco*
3 Lemon slices
2 Fresh sprigs of mint
Top with equal parts of sparkling water and tonic water*
* FEVER TREE, made from all natural ingredients, is the recommended brand to use
Fill the Belvedere Spritz glass to the top with ice. Combine all ingredients and garnish.

Belvedere Herbal Soda

50 ml / 1½  Oz Belvedere Vodka
150 ml / ½ Oz Soda water
3-4 Dashes Peychaud Bitters
Build in highball glass over cube ice, garnish with a lemon zest.

 

Belvedere Herbal Spritz

30 ml / 1  Oz Belvedere Vodka
30 ml / 1  Oz Italian bitter
1 Rosemary stem
1 Orange slice
Top with equal parts of sparkling water and tonic water*
* FEVER TREE, made from all natural ingredients, is the recommended brand to use
Fill the Belvedere Spritz glass to the top with ice. Combine all ingredients and garnish.

Belvedere Ginger Spritz

30 ml / 1  Oz Belvedere Vodka
30 ml / 1  Oz Sweet vermouth
1 Fresh ginger slice
2 Orange slices
Top with equal parts of sparkling water and tonic water*
* FEVER TREE, made from all natural ingredients, is the recommended brand to use
Fill the Belvedere Spritz glass to the top with ice. Combine all ingredients and garnish.

Belvedere Cucumber Spritz

30 ml / 1  Oz Belvedere Vodka
30 ml / 1  Oz Dry vermouth
2 Cucumber ribbons
Top with equal parts of sparkling water and tonic water*
* FEVER TREE, made from all natural ingredients, is the recommended brand to use
Fill the Belvedere Spritz glass to the top with ice. Combine all ingredients and garnish.

 

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