#TGIF: It's World Martini Day

#TGIF: It's World Martini Day

Shaken or stirred?

Text: Denise Kok

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Belvedere Vodka

There's only one thing to do: drink up

Getting down with a dirty martini is always a good way to end the week, and now that World Martini Day is upon us, there's no reason to shy away from getting elegantly tipsy. 

Everyone has their own ideal of the perfect martini. Vodka or gin? Lemon or olives? Dry or wet? Whether you prefer it shaken or stirred, Belvedere Vodka's found a way to put the perennial vodka-gin debate to bed. Their solution? Combine both vodka and gin. Then garnish with grapefruit. Purists, turn away. This isn't a recipe for you. But for the rest of us who'll embrace any reason to toast to the tipple, here's one for the road:

Belvedere vodka reverse vesper martini

Reverse Vesper Martini

Here's what you'll need

60ml Belvedere Vodka

20ml Premium London Dry Gin

10ml Lillet Blanc

How to make it

Pour vodka, gin, and Lillet Blanc into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until very cold. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with grapefruit peel.


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