Friday night cocktail: Remember the grain

Recipes 22/06/2018

Belvedere luxury vodka’s latest innovation is the Belvedere Single Estate Rye Series, featuring two vodkas each named after the village of their estate, and crafted to show that origin matters.

Smogóry Forest and Lake Bartezek represent an exploration of the idea of terroir – soil, topography and climate – usually only seen in wine. When tasted side by side, they have different taste profiles despite using the same Rye, simply grown in different places.

Smogory Forest vodka has notes of salted caramely, honey and white pepper, creating an overall salty-sweet finish.

Lake Bartezek vodka, has notes of black pepper, toasted nuts and cream, and is full round and mellow.

Remember the grain

  • 50ml Belvedere Smorgory Forrest
  • 10ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 5ml Absinthe
  • 2 dashes chocolate bitters

Add over a large rock of ice in a short glass & stir before garnishing with an orange twist

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