The 24th annual amfAR Gala Cannes at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc was buzzing with celebrities, who gathered together to help raise money for amfAR’s life-saving research programs and the fight against AIDS.
The exclusive star-studded gala featured a live musical performance from DNCE, RitaOra, Diana Ross and surprise performer Nicki Minaj. The lively show kept guests entertained, while they enjoyed the gorgeous surroundings of the French Riviera and sipped on signature Belvedere Vodka cocktails including the BELVEDERE amfAR MARTINI, a cocktail inspired by the Mediterranean spring breezes of Southern France.
Celebrity top model Kate Upton and music star Rita Ora joined Belvedere President Charles Gibb in toasting to the cause along with Jessica Chastain, Will Smith, Millie Mackintosh, Baptiste Giabiconi, Xenia Tchoumi, Jenny Cipoletti, Sage Goldnik, Korin Avraham, Caroline Scheufele, Dean & Dan Caten and many more.
BELVEDERE amfAR MARTINI
Inspired by the Mediterranean spring breezes of Southern France, this martini cocktail features Belvedere Vodka, infused vermouth with in-season French strawberries with a cucumber ribbon as garnish. Light and refreshing, it’s a great vodka martini for guests who aren’t normally martini drinkers, due to the sweetness of the infused vermouth. Plus strawberry and cucumber are a delicious flavor combination.
2 oz. Belvedere Vodka
1/3 oz. Dolin Blanc infused with strawberries*
Cucumber ribbon to garnish
Shake Belvedere and vermouth and fine strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a thin slice of cucumber.