Bottle of the week - Belvedere IX

If you’re not amongst the free spirits heading to the grubby fields of Glastonbury this weekend, then you may well be in the market for a spirit of a more discerning (albeit equally hedonistic) kind. Belvedere’s latest vodka, the garishly bottled IX, is designed to help us through the long summer nights with energy levels intact.

It’s created with an uplifting blend of ginseng, guarana, acai and ginger, combined with flavours such as sweet almond, jasmine and black cherry delivering a warm, punchy kick. If you need a serious boost, get more caffeine into the equation espresso martini style, and mix it with a shot of espresso and dark chocolate liqueur over ice. www.belvedereix.com

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