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Belvedere Vodka Reveals the Ultimate Espresso Martini During London Fashion Week

There are many things SEEN can refuse; an Espresso Martini isn’t one of them. Hands-down it’s our favourite cocktail. We hear that Belvedere Vodka has been defined by Polish rye and superior natural ingredients since its inception and, as the original luxury vodka, Belvedere is bringing this iconic cocktail back to its spiritual home in Soho, opening Café Belvedere from Thursday 15th February until Sunday 18th February.

The drop-in pop-up will be open during London Fashion Week, providing both style and substance for the ultimate fashion crowd, shoppers and vodka connoisseurs alike. Belvedere, in Italian, translates to ‘beautiful to see’ and inspired by this concept the brand is bringing to life Café Belvedere; a premium, industrial style coffee shop, serving only the ultimate espresso martini.

The espresso martini’s origins can be traced back to London’s Soho in the 1980’s, now Belvedere will bring their own twist on an iconic classic back to the same vibrant area. At Café Belvedere, Belvedere will preview the new Belvedere Espress, the fastest Espresso martini served from a vintage-inspired syphon and designed to be enjoyed and shared with six friends.

Alternatively, drinkers can choose from three cocktails specially curated by senior Savoy mixologist, Martin Hudak, that offer a new twist on a classic coffee based cocktail – using Belvedere slowly infused with fresh mint or ice-cold Columbian brew coffee. Known and celebrated for its all-natural, additive free character, Belvedere Vodka will be collaborating with partners who also share excellence, provenance and purity at their core; Martin Hudak – ‘Coffee in Good Spirits’ champion 2017 who is bringing his expertise, Over Under bringing their locally roasted coffee beans, and Mr Black bringing award-winning coffee liqueur.

When asked about working with Belvedere and the new cocktails, Martin Hudak commented: “The Espresso Martini is one of the most popular cocktails in the UK at the moment, with the coffee and spirit world growing closer together in their purity and quality, now is the ideal time to push the boundaries of coffee cocktails, creating something brand new and exciting.
I have experimented with coffee in all forms espresso to cold press, blending the natural character of Belvedere vodka with quality ingredients to showcase three new and unique coffee cocktails at Cafe Belvedere.”

Belvedere-branded tuk tuks will be also be shuttling guests around the Soho area throughout London Fashion Week, ensuring editors and fashion show-goers get to their destination on time, and find time to visit Café Belvedere to fuel and re-charge with an espresso martini.

www.belvederevodka.com

Café Belvedere
15 Bateman Street,
Soho
London
W1D 3AQ

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