BELVEDERE VODKA During World Martini Day @ Traders Hotel KL
So there I was, with a couple other friends at the beautiful SkyBar Kuala Lumpur a couple of weeks back, the June 19th to be exact. The world’s first luxury vodka, Belvedere Vodka, celebrates an iconic cocktail synonymous with class and sophistication – the martini. On Sunday, June 19th, Belvedere Vodka paid homage to the classic cocktail on its global appreciation day by celebrating with some signature Belvedere martinis at SkyBar Kuala Lumpur.
|BELVEDERE VODKA Shakes & Stirs It Up On World Martini Day|
To showcase Belvedere Vodka’s strength as a martini base, Asia Pacific Brand Ambassador for Belvedere Vodka, Marek Vojcarcik, was on-hand at the event to mix up three delicious signature Belvedere martinis: the Belvedere Classic Martini, Belvedere Reverse Vesper and Belvedere Dirty Martini. Several guests (including me!) also had the opportunity to mix their own martinis with Marek showing them the step-by-step process behind the bar, bringing their own special touch to the cocktail.
|Asia Pacific Brand Ambassador for Belvedere Vodka, Marek Vojcarcik|
|Making my own Belvedere Martini, under the watchful eyes of Marek Vojcarcik, the Asia Pacific Brand Ambassador for Belvedere Vodka|
The martini variations served at the event showcased the endless possibilities in creating a martini with minimal ingredients and four easy steps to make, as it leaves room for creativity when approached with confidence.
Those who enjoy the more definitive flavours of a martini indulged in the Belvedere Classic Martini that combines Belvedere Vodka with Lillet Blanc, and is garnished with a refreshing twist of pink grapefruit. For those who like a bit of a salty kick, there was also the Belvedere Dirty Martini, which is essentially the Classic Martini with olive brine. Enthusiasts also enjoyed the Reverse Vesper Martini, which offered a bit more punch and zest, made with Belvedere Vodka, gin and Lillet Blanc.
|The beautiful MC at the event|
|Belvedere Vodka Martini|
The event kicked off the search for the best Belvedere Martini in town, whereby participating outlets will be showcasing their own Belvedere Martini creation from 4th July to 4th October, 2016.
Participating outlets include Lou Shang Bar & Café, The Bar Kinugawa, The Vault KL, Ojos Bar, Intercontinental Hotel, Gold Bar, Private Room, Enfin by James Won, and SkyBar.
|Linora giving a go, at making martinis|
|A shot with the very cool, chrome Belvedere Bear|
BELVEDERE VODKA 3-Month Campaign
Consumers are encouraged to visit these outlets throughout the 3-month campaign to sample these unique, delectable martinis, with each Belvedere creation ordered counting as a vote for the outlet. Belvedere Vodka will also be rewarding consumers with special lucky draw prizes that they stand to win by submitting the lucky draw card along with their receipt at the participating outlets.
Grand Prize: Sony 49” X Series Bravia 4K LED Backlight (worth RM 4,999)
1st Prize: Sony Xperia Z3+ Dual (worth RM 2,599)
2nd Prize: Sony Xperia M5 Dual (worth RM 1,599)
50 x Consolation Prizes: Belvedere Exclusive 5cl Miniature Bottles
In conjunction with World Martini Day, Belvedere Vodka aims to continue educating cocktail-lovers across the globe about the iconic cocktail, as well as inspire consumers to discover and experiment with the ingredients to find a martini that best suits their individual palate.