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Food & Wine | The perfect cocktail is 1 part Belvedere Vodka & 1 part 007

When it comes to DoTheDaniel.com, we are always on the hunt for the latest & greatest to share with you. Though it comes as no surprise that we have been fans of Belvedere Vodka for quite some time (see here & here to see what I mean), this latest release by the iconic vodka can best be enjoyed… ready for it? …. shaken, not stirred. Yes, that’s right. In celebration of the latest James Bond film SPECTRE, Belvedere has launched a limited edition bottle you simply have to get your hands on.  Come see what The Belvedere 007 SPECTRE limited edition bottle is all about and some of our favourite Belvedere cocktails.

The above commercial is just one way that I have fallen in love with the official collaboration of two things I cannot get enough of: Belvedere Vodka and James Bond. Add into the mix Mexican actor, Stephanie Sigman, and you’ve got the perfect combination of finesse that speaks to the Belvedere brand.

But it’s not just this exceptional partnerships that make Belvedere Vodka an amazing brand. It is their dedication to producing the highest quality vodka for both the 007s in your life and the vodka lovers alike. Here are just a few of our very own Belvedere cocktail creations along with a signature SPECTRE martini you simply HAVE to try!

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DoTheDaniel.com’s BELVEDERE Best Foot Forward

8oz Belvedere Vodka

8oz steeped orange pekoe tea (or your favourite herbal tea)

1 package of fresh berries (we would recommend raspberries for sweet & tart flavours)

1 lemon, sliced thinly

2oz of your favourite orange liqueur 

In a large carafe combine ingredients over ice. This serves 4 people and will be the most refreshing cocktail you’ve had in a long time. Bitter, sweet and just a little tart, it is refreshing on hot summer days and cool autumn evenings. Tip: Allow mixture to cool overnight in the fridge for full flavour infusion into the cocktail.

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DoTheDaniel.com’s BELVEDERE Black Eye 

2oz Belvedere Vodka

3oz fresh coffee (preferably from a french press to ensure full coffee flavour)

1 shot of espresso (flavour optional)

Ice

Milk & sugar to taste

Many people don’t think about coffee cocktails anymore, which is such a shame. A traditional “Black Eye” is a cup of coffee with the added kick of an espresso shot. By adding the elegance of Belvedere Vodka over ice to this mixture, it is the best way to start the day on the weekend or to end a meal with friends. In coffee mug, combine ingredients over ice. Garnish with milk & sugar to taste.

And of course we can’t forget the classics!

Belvedere Vodka Bloody Mary

All of the above helped to create some incredible memories with family and friends this year. Below, we offer you a 007 themed cocktail that left me feeling like a secret agent. There’s something quite romantic about creating James Bond’s drink of choice with a twist.

Belvedere 007 SPECTRE

BELVEDERE SPECTRE 007 MARTINI

60ml (2oz)        Belvedere Vodka

10ml (1/3oz)     Dry vermouth

1                           Sicilian green olive

5ml (1/6oz)       Sicilian green olive brine

Gently muddle olives in base of mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake hard with ice. Double strain into a chilled martini glass.

For more 007 inspired cocktails, make sure to click here.

“The Belvedere 007 SPECTRE special edition bottle features the iconic gun barrel and 007 gun logo. Available from September at retailers around the world, the collector’s item will be released in 1L and 1.75L”

The limited edition bottle. The film. The cocktails. For all these reasons and many more, DoTheDaniel.com loves Belvedere Vodka.

For those of you who love joining in the social media conversation, make sure to follow @BelvedereVodka on Twitter and Instagram. Use the #ShakenNotStirred & #SPECTRE hashtags to show us how much you love the Belvedere 007 SPECTRE limited edition bottle!

For more behind the scenes of this and other amazing brands we are working with around the world, make sure to follow along with the #DoTheDaniel Instagram account. We’d love to have you join in our day to day adventures!

Photos: Belvedere Vodka

Please remember to enjoy responsibly and never drink and drive

Daniel Desforges

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