Belvedere Vodka Creates The Taste Of Victory
Belvedere Vodka cocktails inspired by Paco Rabanne’s Invictus fragrance
Calling all champions! The world’s first luxury vodka, Belvedere Vodka, turns its attention toward modern day athletes to celebrate the adrenaline-induced taste of heroic success.
Throwing down the gauntlet to this challenge is Paco Rabanne Invictus, a sports fragrance that goes beyond track and field, playing up the social fantasy it represents and going beyond a strictly literal scent narration. The Invictus hero is riding the high of what comes next – the rush of sensations from an overwhelming win, the tumult of a crowd carrying him on their shoulders and tearing at his clothes, an exulting body bearing the visible signs of success, and the alluring promise of many even more sensual conquests to come.
For Belvedere Vodka x Paco Rabanne Invictus, seven of Kuala Lumpur’s top bars have created a series of sensational Belvedere Vodka cocktails with contrasting characteristics, walking the line between Sensuality and Freshness.
Available at participating bars from September to October 2013, the Belvedere Vodka x Paco Rabanne Invictus cocktails will be priced from RM26 – RM45 for full sized cocktails. Or share your success with Belvedere Vodka x Paco Rabanne Invictus Sensual and Freshness Flights (four shots of cocktails in each flight). Each flight ordered at RM78nett will receive a Paco Rabanne Invictus fragrance miniature bottle!
So I marched into the participating outlets as I was invited to try them out. One of my stop was at Frangipani.
The Fall at Frangipani was just teriffic and a mouth catching cocktail. I like the sharpness of this drink while finished off with a taste of devilish chocolate. When I had a looked at the ingredients I noticed they played with the Bird’s Eye Chili Infused Belvedere, Dark Valrhona Chocolate, Frangelico Liqueur and a Dash of White & Dark Crème de Cacao Liqueur. Just Brilliant !
Gazing at their Spring/Summer Cocktail can make one feel rather refreshing. I was one. A light orange liquid encapsulated in the cocktail glass consists of dashes of Belvedere Pure, Tomato Consomme, Tomato ‘Jelly cubes’, Fresh Basil Leaves and Balsamic Vinegar ‘Caviar’. I find it interesting . . . . . and had similarity to my diluted and yet strong tomato consomme, not bad . . . . try it !
Moving to the Frangipani Autumn/Winter was thrilling too. I like their creativeness in infusing my favourite kitchen into the cocktail. Smeels good and fabulously. I just can’t imagine of having the leisure to sip into this creation that came with generous dash of Belvedere Pure, Black Truffles and Honey.
The last glam sipping at Frangipani was their Cruise/Tropica Cocktail that cleverly consist of Vanilla Infused Belvedere, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Liqueur, Passion Fruit Puree and Blood Orange Puree. This one is definitely a show stopper. Definitely a sexy cocktail to drink. I love the taste of infused blood orange and light lingering sourness of the passion fruit. Definitely a great choice.
Go all out and up the stakes by purchasing a bottle of 70CL Belvedere Vodka Pure or Paco Rabanne cocktail flights to be in the bi-weekly lucky draw with 3 chances to win the full sized 50ml bottle of Paco Rabanne Invictus fragrance worth RM235. And to ensure victory is nearly in your hands, rolling out the 1.75l Magnum Belvedere Vodka Pure will give you 10 chances to win the full sized 50ml bottle of Paco Rabanne Invictus fragrance worth RM235!
• The Pool, Jalan Ampang
• The Hill, Damansara Heights
• Twenty One Kitchen + Bar, Changkat Bukit Bintang
• Twenty One Terrace & Tables & Terrace, Bangsar Shopping Centre
• Frangipani, Changkat Bukit Bintang
• Sultan Lounge, Mandarin Oriental
• Marini’s On 57, KLCC
About Paco Rabanne INVICTUS
Invictus: the name proudly asserts its powerful masculinity and Latin identity. He is unconquered, invincible, the hero whom nothing and no one can resist. In ancient times, athletes had characteristics of the divine, and today’s sports players have inherited the mantle of that ideal. Or perhaps the opposite is true! With Invictus, Paco Rabanne is exploring a new dream—the fantasy of victory—a new hero—the champion—and a new scent territory— the sensual freshness for men. This sensually fresh composition stands out in stark contrast to the traditional approaches to men’s fragrance. Neither a transparent summer splash nor a traditional cologne, Invictus is an extremely textured scent with very pronounced depth and base. To develop this fragrance and achieve this note of sensual freshness, the usual scent pyramid was discarded in favour of a two-layered entity. Invictus is a clash of worlds, powers, sensations, and values: a fresh woody scent, both muscular and spicy.
ABOUT BELVEDERE VODKA
First introduced to North America in 1996, Belvedere Vodka was the first to create a new standard for excellence in the vodka category and is credited with creating the luxury vodka segment. Today, Belvedere’s distinctive character and uncompromising integrity are recognized internationally by discriminating vodka enthusiasts, who appreciate its all-natural, additive-free character. Made entirely from Dankowskie Gold Rye and blended with water from its own pristine source, Belvedere’s taste profile is distinctively soft with a subtle sweetness and naturally smooth, clean finish. Belvedere is available in top nightclubs and restaurants in Malaysia and at all fine wine and spirits retailers.
About Moet Hennessy Diageo Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Moët Hennessy Diageo Malaysia is the recognized industry leader in the marketing and distribution of premium branded spirits, champagnes and fine wines in Malaysia. Our portfolio includes some of the most well-known premium brands such as Hennessy cognac, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Dom Perignon and Krug champagne. Johnnie Walker Scotch Whiskies, Glenmorangie Single Malt, Belvedere Vodka, Grand Marnier, Gordon’s Gin, Smirnoff Vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream as well as a wide range of quality wines from traditional and New World countries.