When a new James Bond movie comes out, it always brings with it catchy tunes, sold out movie seats, and tons of merchandising. Of all the 007-themed stuff out there, though, we can really get behind the limited-edition Belvedere 007 bottle by Belvedere Vodka. Sure, inside there’s the same ‘ole 600 year-old, absolutely perfect vodka. But outside, there’s a specially designed bottle with Bond’s iconic iris over the signature frosted finish of Belvedere. For the upgrade, there’s also the “Silver Saber” bottle, made with a polished metallic finish. Plus, this bottle is the perfect excuse to mix up a classic 007 Martini with two ounces of Belvedere and a quarter-ounce of Dry Vermouth, shaken, not stirred, of course. But since everybody’s a mixologist now, maybe try something a little more thought-provoking:
Belvedere SPECTRE 007
1.5 oz Belvedere
.5 oz lime juice
.25 oz simple syrup
4 fresh raspberries
Combine all ingredients except ginger beer in the base of a mixing tin, add ice, and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice in a highball glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a wedge of lime and a raspberry.
And while you’re making it, don’t forget to Instagram with #BondChoosesBelvedere and #ShakenNotStirred while tagging @BelvedereVodka.
In other less villainous liquor news, also look for the new Peppermint Twist Smirnoff Vodka on shelves around the holidays. This new scratch-and-sniff bottle delivers a soothing hint of cool peppermint that makes the vodka perfect as a chilled shot or mixed into your favorite holiday cocktail.
Speaking of holiday cocktails, it’s the time of year when your martinis get a splash of Bailey’s Original Irish Cream Liqueur, because, well, it’s awesome. But for a caffeinated kick, try Bailey’s newest flavor, Espresso Creme. It starts with bold dark roast coffee aromas and then delivers the taste of fresh ground espresso beans on top of Irish Cream and chocolate. It finishes with those smooth classic Bailey’s flavors you love.
And speaking of finishes, this EATERAZ story is finally over.