The Streep Sweep – an Oscar Cocktail from Belvedere Vodka

February 26, 2012
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Belvedere Vodka

Belvedere Vodka

With the approaching Oscars, I received dozens of PR pitches for the Perfect Oscar Party Cocktail. I ignored most, and instead wrote about Robin’s Favorite Vodka Cocktail – the Cosmo, and my favorite brandy cocktail, the Sidecar. I think they’re perfect for sipping on while watching the Academy Awards show. However, this cocktail creation from Belvedere Vodka sounds awesome.
The incomparable Meryl Streep is once again up for Best Actress for her powerful performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, so sip on The Streep Sweep while watching her take on the rest of the Hollywood elite.

How to make the Streep Sweep Oscar Cocktail

1.5 oz  Belvedere Unfiltered vodka
½ oz black pepper simple syrup*
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
pinch of black pepper
Soda water
Shake and strain into an ice filled highball glass and top with soda water (seltzer).

* Infuse cracked black pepper into simple syrup overnight.

I really like the fresh clean taste of this vodka cocktail! I enjoy the play of the tart and acidic lemon juice with the sweet simple syrup. I also like the zing from the black pepper! This is definitely a great cocktail from Belvedere Vodka. It may be my new refreshing vodka cocktail for a warm summer day!

The Streep Sweet A Belvedere Vodka Cocktail

The Streep Sweet A Belvedere Vodka Cocktail

If you don’t have simple syrup, you can use light Agave Nectar, which I did. You can make simple syrup at home, since the recipe and instructions are simple. You make simple syrup by boiling 1 cup of water, add 1 cup of sugar, remove from the heat and stir until all of the sugar is dissolved, then cool for an hour.If you try this refreshing vodka cocktail from Belvedere Vodka, let me know how you like it!

For the record Belvedere did not send me any samples, though often spirits companies do.

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