Drink for a Cause!

In February 2011, Belvedere the premium Vodka brand announced its partnership with RED and the launch of a special edition to raise proceeds for the Global Fund, the worlds leading financer to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. 50% of profits from the sales of Belvedere (RED) special edition will contribute to the Global Fund.

To add to the summer fun, here is a list of cocktails created by Claire Smith for Summer 2012. So throw your fancy party and add a tinge of RED with these cocktails.

 

Belvedere (RED) Reef Breeze            Belvedere (RED) Cherry Collin

1oz Belvedere RED                               50ml Belvedere Vodka

½oz Belvedere Citrus                            6-7 Fresh Black Cherries

2oz Pineapple Juice                               Dash Simple Syrup

Dash Lime                                            15ml Lime Juice

¼ grenadine syrup                                Dash peychaud Bitters

Shake and pour over into High ball         Muddle,shake and strain in a iced highball

                                                          Pour Soda and garnish with a cherry 

Belvedere (RED) Port                        Belvedere (RED) Tart

1oz Belvedere RED                              1.5oz Belvedere RED

½oz Strawberry Juice                          ¼oz Chambord  Black Raspberry liqueur

½oz Port                                            Dash Ameretto

Dash Simple Syrup                             ½ oz Fresh lime juice

2 dashes rhubarb bitters                   Shake first four ingredients. Top up with sprite

10ml chilled water                            Garnish with red berries

Stir and serve at room temp in spirit glass

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Cocktail Hour

For all of you, who like me love going for a drink post work, or meet for drinks over lunch (or don’t even mind an occasional wine at breakfast) Cafe Zoe the latest entry into the Mumbai hospitality scene is just our answer for that and much more. Open from 7.30 am, with authentic European cuisine, the owners encourage you to come in and spend time at the place as much as you want. Whether it is grabbing a book or using the wi-fi facility for work, noone will disturImageb you till you are ready to go.

Coming back to the point which is the delish drinks,  In keeping with the persona of doing things differently, Zoe also has something special to offer the tipplers.  Expect to be served pitchers of all your favorite cocktails at prices that will make this place your favorite! You can also purchase your very own bottle of vodka, and no, it doesn’t apply only to the most premium. And my recommendation is the fresh seasonal fruit Margarita. We tried the Kiwi and Strawberry Margarita, both get two thumbs up from us. They were yummy! We were so tempted to get more except we were there over lunch and had to get back to office (Unfortunately).

So if you are around the area or work around there, do stop by for a drink, and do try the Margarita.

Cafe Zoe: 7-11 Mathuradas Mill Compound, 126, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013

(Photograph Courtsey- Casaviva India)