We interrupt your regularly scheduled film reviews to bring you some important information concerning the upcoming holidays – namely Christmas and New years. The folks at Belvedere Vodka, makers of the Spectre Special Collector’s Edition, have returned to TOV with a couple of drink ideas (and some extras that I thought I’d toss in), to make this holiday season, or any day of the week, jolly and bright. Personally, I’m not good at mixing drinks, but I sure can down em when presented with one (always drink responsibly). So to you my friends, peep these holiday goodies as well as hit up the Belvedere website for additional drink ideas and a listing of their Vodkas. And as always, enjoy!
ALL THAT GLITTERS
- 1.5 oz Belvedere Wild Berry
- 0.75 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz simply syrup
- 1.5 oz sparkling wine
Directions - Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a starfruit slice.
BELVEDERE UNFILTERED APPLE RYE COLLINS
- 1.5 oz Belvedere Pure or Unfiltered
- 0.5 oz dark rum
- 0.75 oz lemon juice
- 0.75 oz simple syrup
- 1.5 oz unfiltered (cloudy) apple cider
Directions - Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake moderately. Strain into an iced Collins glass and garnish with red apple slices
- 320ml / 10 oz Belvedere Vodka
- 400ml / 14 oz cloudy apple cider
- 100ml / 3 oz allspice syrup
- 120ml / 4 oz lemon juice
- 4 lemon wheels
- 4 orange wheels
- 5 cinnamon sticks
Directions - Combine all ingredients in large punch bowl with ice and serve immediately. Serves 6-8.
Wild Berry Crush
- 50ml / 2 oz Belvedere Wild Berry
- 3 bar spoons vanilla golden sugar
- 1 small lime
- 2 strawberries
- 5 blueberries
Directions - Muddle the fruit with the golden sugar. Add the Belvedere, crushed ice, and churn. Cap with more crushed ice.
Belvedere Vodka (taken from their press release): First created in 1993, Belvedere Vodka was the first to generate a new standard for excellence in the vodka category, and established the luxury vodka category. Today, Belvedere's distinctive character and uncompromising integrity are recognized internationally by discerning vodka enthusiasts, who appreciate its all natural, additive free character. Made from Dankowskie Rye and blended with water from its own pristine source, Belvedere's taste profile is distinctively soft with a subtle sweetness and smooth, clean finish.