World Martini Day is June 19th, 2015.

Belvedere Vodka teams up with cocktail delivery service, Cocktail Courier and award-winning mixologist, Tad Carducci to create an exclusive martini recipe just in time for the National Martini Day.

Cocktail Courier is an online cocktail delivery service bringing the craft cocktail experience to the comfort of your own home with on-demand cocktail kits featuring drinks made by top local, professional bartenders. Cocktail packages come complete with pre-measured ingredients, including liquor, and easy-to-follow recipes with step-by-step instructions. Cocktails featured on the site can be ordered à la carte (as sets of 4, 6 or 12), or as part of a subscription package (weekly or bi- monthly), and are delivered in a convenient time window.

“The Martini is the perfect expression of simplicity, so when the ingredients are pure, let them speak for themselves! For this version, I ventured to my garden for an aromatic thyme enhancement, combined it with the smooth finish of Belvedere Vodka and added a pinch of salt to round out the flavors. Happy World Martini Day!”
– Tad Carducci

Summer Thyme Martini

Summer Thyme Martini

Photo Courtesy of Cocktail Courier

Belvedere Summer-Thyme Martini

Created by Tad Carducci

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Belvedere Vodka
  • 1 oz. Blanc Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes Berg & Hauck Lemon Bitters
  • 1 Thyme Sprig

Preparation: Chill coupe glass, place thyme sprig in mixing beaker, then muddle, fill beaker about 2/3 full with ice. Add ingredients and stir contents by placing shaft of Bar Spoon between your index and middle finger, use your wrist to turn the spoon in the glass. Stir for about a minute, strain contents into glass and garnish with dehydrated lemon wheel and thyme sprig.

Summer Thyme Martini

Chilled’s very own Thom Meintel mixed up his own version of Tad Carducci’s Belvedere Martini using Cocktail Courier. He said it was a breeze and it tasted delicious.

Photo Courtesy of Thom Meintel