Wine Wednesday: Belvedere Holiday edition

If I’m drinking Vodka, Belvedere is my vodka of choice. With so many holiday parties to plan and to attend, why not give your host a bottle with these amazing ideas.  You will truly be the hit of the party…just remember to drink responsibly.


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 Belvedere Reditterranean Fresca


½ oz rosemary syrup

Dash lemon juice

Dash Aperol


Build over ice in a rocks glass

Top with Fever Tree Med Tonic

Garnish with rosemary


Mistletoe Martini 

50ml/ 2 oz  Belvedere Vodka / Citrus

25ml/ 1 oz Mulled Cranberry Juice*

15ml/ ½ oz Lemon Juice 

Dash Premium Triple Sec

Shake all ingredients with cubed ice. Garnish with a 3 clove studded orange twist.


*Recipe for Mulled Cranberry Juice

Heat cranberry juice with 2 crushed cloves, star anise and orange twist; add nutmeg, cinnamon and almonds to taste. Allow to cool and infuse. Sieve the juice and use accordingly.


Swizzle Noir 

1 oz Belvedere Black Raspberry

½ oz Chambord

Fresh berries

Top with Soda water



50ml/ 2 oz  Belvedere Vodka

15ml/ ¼ oz  St Germain elderflower liqueur

25ml/ ¾ oz  Moet

Shake first 2 ingredients and pour into a chilled martini glass. Top with Moet. Garnish with a lemon twist.


If you are looking for amazing Italian food or just want to stop by for  special cocktail special, do so at Trattoria Il Mulino this month!


*Cocktail created by Logan Ronkainen, Bar Manager at Trattoria Il Mulino (36 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003). 

Allspice All Nice

1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka

1/2 oz Elizabeth Allspice Dram

1/4 oz Oleo Saccharum Syrup (citrus peel syrup)

2 dashes Orange Bitters


Garnish: Orange Peel spiked with Star Anise


Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.  Strain into a chilled rocks glass with ice. (Preferably 1 large cube)  Garnish by expressing the orange peel and spiking with a few Star Anise.




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