Last night during Milan Design Week, Belvedere Vodka, the world’s original luxury vodka, unveiled The Belvedere Garden during a private launch event at the Palazzo Borromeo D’Adda. The immersive, natural experience designed by prominent floral designer Thierry Boutemy, best known for his lush arrangements in Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film Marie Antoinette, will be open to the public to enjoy from April 4 to 9.
Guests at the opening celebration were transported from the city of Milan to a lush and fanciful garden, inspired by the raw and fresh ingredients in Belvedere Vodka and its spring/summer Spritz cocktail collection made only from Polish Dankowskie rye, fresh herbs & citrus fruits. To echo the iconic branch design on the Belvedere Vodka bottles, Boutemy created arch-shaped structures that guests meandered through while sipping on simple and refreshing Belvedere cocktails. For Thierry, the arches symbolize a passage to elsewhere, to a “protective universe” where all worries are left behind and people become one with nature. Starting today, Milan Design Week visitors will also be able to enjoy this natural experience created in harmony between Belvedere Vodka and Boutemy.
This limited engagement, offering a full menu of curated Belvedere Spritz cocktails and culinary bites, is a unique and unexpected addition to Milan Design Week and highlights Belvedere Vodka’s natural approach to its liquid. Made with no additives or enhancements, each bottle of vodka is born only from Polish Dankowskie rye and artesian water from its own pristine source, and its signature Belvedere Spritz cocktail further embodies this minimalist approach and commitment to all natural standards.
The Belvedere Spritz
1 oz. / 30 ml Belvedere Vodka
1 oz. / 30 ml Lillet Blanc
2 Grapefruit slices
1 Sprig of thyme
Top with equal parts of sparkling water and Fever Tree tonic water. Combine all ingredients in a Belvedere spritz glass, over ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and a sprig of thyme.