Meet Claire, the Global Ambassador of that wonderful thing that is Belvedere Vodka. This chick is the beez-neez when it comes to creating Belvedere cocktails, and, naturally, she goes by the name “Mama Belvedere“. Originally hailing from the UK, she is now based in NYC where she spends “about five days a month” as she is so busy travelling the world the rest of the time. Glam much?

I had the pleasure of meeting Big Mama B earlier this week at Church Aperitivo Bar to learn how to make her fashion-inspired cocktails, in celebration of Toronto Fashion Week! Now that the official week is finally over, I can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend than by making and drinking many ¬†of these delicious concoctions straight through ’til Monday.

Belvedere Fresh Fix (Joe Fresh inspired cocktail)

- 50 ml Belvedere Pure

- 20 ml cucumber juice

- Dash elderflower cordial

- Dash lemon

Shake with cubed ice and strain into a small cocktail glass. Mist of absinthe over top of drink.

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Belvedere Capri Sour (Greta Constantine inspired cocktail)

- 50 ml Belvedere Pure

- 20 ml Yuzu juice

- 30 ml honey water

- 20 ml egg white

- Dash lemon juice

Dry shake all ingredients and then add ice and shake hard once again.

Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.

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Tuxedo (Pink Tartan inspired cocktail)

- 60 ml Belvedere Vodka

- 20 ml Manzanilla Sherry

- 2 dashes Maraschino

- 1 dash absinthe

- 2 dashes orange bitters

- Stir ingredients, strain into a martini glass topped with discarded orange twists

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Strawberry Short Shake (Calla Haynes inspired cocktail)

- 50 ml Belvedere Vodka

- 60 ml Lavender infused milk

- 1 scoop premium strawberry ice cream

- Dash simple syrup

- 3 fresh strawberries

Blend with crushed ice and pour into a sundae glass. Garnish with 2 straws.

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