Beluga Gold Line Vodka & The Rosencranz

It's what whales drink.
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It's what whales drink.
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It's what whales drink. 

Brand:Beluga Gold Line Noble Russian Vodka

Why You Want It: This super fancy vodka is not just bells and whistles (or more like, leather box and fancy brush -- it goes down smoothly and is perfect for both avid vodka enthusiasts and amateurs alike. The clean taste is perfect served neat or chilled, but if you're a bit wimpy when it comes to the hard stuff, try it in this delicious cocktail, The Rosencranz, below.

The Rosencranz

2 oz. Beluga Gold Line Vodka

3/4 oz. fresh pear juice

1/2 oz. rosemary syrup*

Muddle ⅓ of a pear until mostly liquid. Add vodka and syrup. Shake well with ice. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with two cocktail cranberries stabbed with a rosemary sprig.

*Rosemary Syrup

In a skillet, heat 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar.  Stir gently to dissolve sugar. Add three Rosemary stems. Right before boil, turn off heat. Let cool. Remove rosemary and keep syrup in the fridge until needed.

Want another holiday cocktail? Try the Mistletoe Margarita.

More of a beer guy? Check out the Newcastle Winter IPA

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