MONTH-LONG ‘BELVEDERE VODKA POP-UP WITH A COFFEE TWIST’ ANNOUNCED FOR THE CITIZEN, GLASGOW
about 1 month AGOIain Fenwick
EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE ESPRESSO MARTINI AS THE UNIQUE CONCEPT LAUNCHES ON THE 1ST OF OCTOBER AS PART OF INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY
JOIN THE CITIZEN’S FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY IN CELEBRATION WITH BELVEDERE ON THE 4TH OF OCTOBER WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST DJ BILLY WOODS (SUPERMAX)
Belvedere Vodka has been defined by Polish rye and superior natural ingredients since its inception and, as the original luxury vodka, Belvedere is bringing the iconic cocktail – the espresso martini – to The Citizen on St Vincent Place in the heart of Glasgow as part of an exclusive month-long ‘pop-up with a coffee twist’.
Launching on the 1st of October as part of International Coffee Day, the city centre pop-up – a Scottish exclusive - will provide style and substance for a retail therapy recharge as well as for purveyors of fine gastronomy and vodka connoisseurs.
Belvedere in Italian translates to ‘beautiful to see’ and inspired by this concept the pop-up will bring to life the ultimate espresso martini served from a vintage-inspired Belvedere Espress, delivering a true taste sensation. Furthermore, through the month of October, The Citizen’s mixologist Matteo Clerici has curated three other very special coffee-inspired cocktails that offer new twists on the classics - The Cold Brew Gimlet, The Chocomint Martini and finally a Don Cortez, which adds a subtle nod to Belvedere’s Polish roots.
Augmenting the pop-up, revellers are invited to join a memorable celebration on Thursday the 4th of October at a party marking the first birthday of The Citizen. As the most exciting opening in the heart of the city in the last 12 months this will be a hot-ticket.
The history of The Citizen as the home of one of Glasgow’s first newspapers is legendary, the Grade A1 listed building it is set within – Scotland’s first red sandstone - is iconic, and its inspired gastronomy is unashamedly Scottish. Add to this an ambience that is chic and fun and the birthday party promises to be an unmissable occasion.
Guests will ascend into the striking building, and through to the Editor’s Suite – a stylishly restored homage to the venue’s heritage when in 1889 it was the headquarters of The Evening Citizen newspaper.
On arrival into The Editor’s Suite, flashbulbs will pop and, for one night only, disco will reign supreme with a very special DJ set from Billy Woods of famed club night Supermax. Party goers will toast the occasion with the connoisseur’s cocktail of choice - the Belvedere espresso martini - as well as pairing canapés and birthday cake.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Izzy Cameron of Moët Hennessy said;
"The Espresso Martini is one of the most popular cocktails in the UK, with the coffee and spirit world growing closer together in their purity and quality. We are excited to be collaborating with The Citizen who are blending the natural character of Belvedere vodka with quality ingredients to showcase five unique coffee cocktails."
Tony Conetta, Co-owner of The Citizen added;
“One year ago, after an extensive restoration, we opened the doors to what is one of Glasgow’s most impressive buildings with an equally iconic history. Now, as we celebrate our first birthday, and in the spirit of The Citizen’s pioneering legacy, we are thrilled to be partnering with our friends at Belvedere for this unmissable party and unique month-long pop-up.”
Tickets to attend the party are now available through this link https://booking.resdiary.com/widget/Standard/TheCitizen/6372?DATE=2018-10-4 or by calling 0141 222 2909. They cost £25 per person and include 3 Belvedere cocktails, canapés and birthday cake.
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