4 easy homey cocktails to get you through the pandemic

If almost everyone you know is currently in quaranjail, or simply isolating as a precaution; these easy Belvedere vodka cocktails are perfect for your inner mixologist!  
One of the better things to have come from poland, a bottle of belvedere and some basic ingredients can easily convert to a happy hour at home!
One of the better things to have come from Poland, a bottle of Belvedere and some basic ingredients can easily convert to a happy hour at home!

Why should a house arrest mean a day of chores and then some work too? Cocktails and cooking have exploded in the times of corona, with everyone donning a novice chef cum bartender hat. From luxury spirit cocktails that require a deft hand and the most minimal ingredients, to celebratory festive ones guaranteed to liven up any party, there’s never been a better time or excuse to whip up a concoction of your liking! 

With a bottle of Belvedere, and a few basic ingredients from your pantry, the recipe for a happy hour at home has never been simpler. A renowned brand for lovers of the spirit, Belvedere vodka’s latest Belvedere Pure is a smooth, luxurious drink. One of many exciting offerings from the brand, it’s the perfect addition to either a novice or experienced connoisseur’s bar.

Made with high quality Polska rye, purified water and a distillation process by fire, it’s perfect to indulge in and make the most mundane of days, merry and memorable. Be it shaken or stirred, this vodka is made with nature and complements any cocktail you have in mind beautifully. From the trending coffee-based cocktails, to the classic lemon and mint combinations, and even some sparkling wine in the mix, there’s a recipe to cater to and excite everyone’s palate. 

To top it all, Belvedere also contains zero additives and is certified kosher. It is produced in accordance with the legal regulations of Polska vodka that dictate nothing can be added. So if you’re looking for an excuse to let your hair down, and read/scroll/swipe/or binge through a day, there’s nothing like a good cocktail to keep you company! 

Keep scrolling to discover Belvedere’s delicious and easy-peasy cocktails that are sure to put you in a relaxed mood this pandemic, and well, any other season.

Belvedere Iced Latte

Why a basic iced latte when you can do a cocktail version of it instead? All thanks to belvedere!
Why a basic Iced Latte when you can do a cocktail version of it instead? All thanks to Belvedere!

Ingredients

  • 40 ml Belvedere vodka
  • 15 ml milk (of your choice)
  • 20 ml cold brew/espresso
  • 15 ml natural maple syrup
  • A few cubes of ice
  • A pinch of sea salt (optional)   

Method 

  • Add ingredients to a shaker. 
  • Shake well and serve in a highball over ice. 
  • Garnish with a coffee bean.

Belvedere Old Town Fizz 

Ingredients

  • 40 ml Belvedere vodka
  • 15 ml sparkling wine
  • 20 ml lime
  • 15 ml honey water (2:1)
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • A dash of Angostura
  • Lime wheel 

Method 

  • Add ingredients to a shaker. 
  • Shake and fine strain so there are no mint leaves in a coupe. 
  • Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a lime wheel.

Belvedere Air

Lemon, mint, and some belvedere makes for an easy and refreshing cocktail!
Lemon, mint, and some Belvedere makes for an easy and refreshing cocktail!

Ingredients

  • 45 ml Belvedere vodka
  • 20 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15 ml honey water (2:1 Honey to Water)
  • 60 ml almond milk
  • Sprig of mint

Method

  • Place all ingredients into a shaker and shake hard with ice. 
  • Strain into highball glass over fresh ice, and garnish with mint sprig.

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Pomme Highball

If you love a little bit of juice in your cocktail, this belvedere concoction is for you
If you love a little bit of juice in your cocktail, this Belvedere concoction is for you

Ingredients

  • 45 ml Belvedere vodka
  • 60 ml pressed apple juice
  • 20 ml lime juice
  • 10 ml sugar syrup
  • 2 turmeric dusted cucumber slices, to garnish
  • Top with soda water

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a highball glass and fill with ice. Stir to combine. 
  • Top with soda water. 
  • Garnish with 2 turmeric dusted cucumber slices

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