No weekend in New York is complete without brunch, so Belvedere Vodka brought influencers and editors together on Saturday to get expert advice on how to perfect this ritual. Wellness guru Candice Kumai hosted “The Art of Brunch” at the Loft at Milk Studios where she curated six delicious dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients to be paired with Belvedere cocktails.
Upon arrival guests such as Alix Strauss, Jackie Gebel, Jennifer Hartman, Martel B. Francois, Vera Casagrande, Tineey Tsang, Reena Roy, and Bridget Hahn were greeted with the Belvedere Polska Mary cocktail, a new take on the standard Bloody Mary, and Kumai’s miso avocado toast. The brand’s global education and training manager Alice Farquhar was on hand to offer tips on how to create craft cocktails at home and Kumai demonstrated ways to make her miso avocado toast and almond sticky buns.
After the demonstrations, guests sat down for a multi-course brunch featuring tomato mushroom frittata, smoked salmon caper rocket salad, sweet potato pancakes, miso chocolate chip cookies, and peach cobbler with signature Belvedere cocktails. Heaven.
Here are some recipes to consider for your next brunch:
THE BELVEDERE POLSKA MARY, a refreshing take on the classic Bloody Mary, draws influence from traditional Polish Beetroot soup. A savory mix of Belvedere Vodka, tomato juice, beetroot and spices, paired with Candice’s Miso Avocado Toast.
THE BELVEDERE BRUNCH BLISS, a delightful combination of sweet and tart flavors featuring Belvedere Vodka, fresh lime juice, honey, a dash of bitters, and finished with a kombucha float, paired with Candice’s Toasted Almond Sticky Buns.
THE BELVEDERE RUBIN, a crisp and fruity combination of Belvedere Vodka, grapefruit & orange juices, a hint of green tea, vermouth and tonic water creates a light and refreshing summer drink, paired with Candice’s Sundried Tomato and Mushroom Frittata.
THE BELVEDERE SPICE OF LIFE, a savory cocktail to pair with a sweet brunch dish, is made with Belvedere Vodka, fresh squeezed carrot and lemon juice, ginger syrup, a touch of miso powder, and garnished with a dash of chilli flakes, paired with Candice’s Sweet Potato Pancakes.
THE BELVEDERE POMME HIGHBALL, a light and refreshing Belvedere Vodka highball cocktail, with undertones of fresh citrus and apples, paired with Candice’s Fresh Peach Ginger Cobbler
THE BELVEDERE MORNING TWIST, a bold and energizing combination of Belvedere Vodka, coffee liqueur, ground nutmeg and coffee, with a blend of almond and hemp milk, paired with Candice’s Miso Chocolate Chip Cookies.