There’s nothing as special as a good friend, except perhaps a good friend with a good bottle of wine . . .
Always strive to create temptation – a glimpse of the pleasure to come – . . .
Seduction is always more singular and sublime than sex and it commands the higher price – Jean Baudrillard . . .
Age and glasses of wine should never be counted . . .
He was a bold man that first ate an oyster – Jonathan Swift . . .
A gentleman seduces his lady’s mind before he even touches her body . . .
First we eat. Then we do everything else – M.F.K Fisher . . .
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away . . .

Vodka Paired with the Sensual Flavors of Summer

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Take a sip of the sensual flavors of summer with three enticing cocktails that seductively pair vodka with ingredients like pear puree, fresh rosemary, elderflowers, cucumber, basil and fresh ginger. Straight up or on the rocks?

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Pear Rosemary Martini

  • 1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka
  • 25ml Pear Puree
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary

Gently muddle rosemary in the base of a shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.


Elderflower Cosmopolitan

  • 2 oz Belvedere Citrus
  • 1 oz Cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz Lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz St Germain Elderflower Liquor

Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with an orange twist (not flamed)


Cucumber and Green Tea Martini

  • 2 oz Belvedere Citrus
  • 2 inch Piece of cucumber
  • Dash simple syrup
  • Dash lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz Green tea
  • Piece of fresh ginger
  • 2 Basil leaves
  • Small pinch of Maldon Sea Salt

Muddle cucumber and ginger with a pinch of salt and simple syrup. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake with cubed ice. Finely strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a thin slice of cucumber.

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.