Friday Night Cocktails for National Chocolate Week

This week, Britain has been celebrating all things sweet throughout this year’s National Chocolate Week where every self-respecting chocoholic can, and has indulged in every imaginable form of chocolate. Come Friday night why not continue to enjoy chocolate but this time with a real twist, all courtesy of the mixologists at Russian Standard Vodka who have dreamt up this deliciously pleasurable range of chocolate cocktails.

Combining the smooth indulgence of chocolate with a luxurious base of Russian Standard Vodka Original, it’s the perfect way to kick off a week of cocoa based extravagance! You’ll be in chocolate heaven. Check out the recipes below…

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50ml Russian Standard Vodka Original
100ml freshly squeezed orange juice
25ml crème de cacao
To serve: Slice of orange, a twist of rind & grated chocolate

Shake the Russian Standard Vodka, crème de cacao and fresh orange in a cocktail mixer then pour over ice into a chilled hi-ball glass, add the freshly squeezed orange juice and garnish with a slice of orange and a twist of rind.

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50ml Russian Standard
20ml Creme de Cacao
30ml Fresh Cream

Pour Creme de Cacao and Russian Standard over ice and stir gently. Float fresh cream on top.

Russian Standard Vodka Original owes its name and quality to scientist Dmitri Mendeleev’s classic formula, commissioned by Tsar Alexander III. Its optimum balance and purity make it perfect alone or at the heart of a magnificent cocktail.

Step up the celebrations this National Chocolate Week 11th and 17th of October!

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Russian Standard Vodka Originals Pop-up Party in Soho

When I was invited to attend the Russian Standard Vodka Originals Pop-up Bar Party at the Vinyl Factory on Poland Street in London’s Soho, held last Thursday, I naturally jumped at the chance!  An evening of fabulous, chilled Russian vodka cocktails (The Russian Tea being my personal favourite – bringing back all the flavours and aromas of the Russian samovar, zakuski feasts and the iciest, driest vodka) combined with music from DJ Mr Hudson, Tim from the Filthy Dukes and Sam Bell and a fantastic crowd made for one of the best nights I’ve had out in a long time.

Check out a little video compilation from the event below…

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To see photographs from the event click here!

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O2 Lounge Terrace – The Flair of NYC in Moscow

This summer if you find yourself in Moscow and seek a little city chic one evening then there is no better place to head than the O2 Lounge Summer Terrace with its new theme “The Flair of New York in the Heart of Moscow”. The summer concept is reflected both in the venue’s décor and its food and beverages. Despite recent tensions between the USA and the former USSR power caused on the recent discovery of Russian spies in the West, these two mega cities, that have so much in common and yet are located on the opposite sides of the planet, will finally be juxtaposed on the 12th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow.O2 Lounge Ritz-Carlton Moscow

The summer menu of The O2 Lounge will be enhanced by New York classics and Moscow unbeatable hits: Cobb Salad with avocado, blue cheese, bacon, shrimp and baby salad leaves, Russian Crab Salad, Okroshka Summer Soup and Crab Cake with basil citrus salad and spicy avocado cream. Guests will also be offered grilled dishes such as US Prime Beef Burger, US Prime Rib Eye with cognac pepper sauce, Grilled US Prime T-bone steak and traditional Shashlyk.

While relaxing on the summer terrace, the guests will be able to order American ice cream and traditional New York hot dogs, and the barmen will invite guests for a glass of O2 Cosmopolitan, Traditional Manhattan, Fifth Avenue (Gin, Martini rosato and lavender foam), New York Cheesecake (Vanilla Vodka, Grand Marnier, cream, mascarpone), Moscow Lassie (Vodka, apple juice, Cucumber, mango puree, jog hurt) or Russian Lemonade.

About The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow is located just off Red Square, next to the Kremlin, in the heart of the cultural and business center of Russia’s capital. The hotel enjoys the largest guest rooms and suites in the city all fully equipped with cutting-edge technological amenities. The O2 Lounge on the 12th floor offers magnificent views of the Kremlin and Red Square, and the full-service spa by ESPA are among the hotel’s premium amenities. For more information and reservations, contact your travel professional, call The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow at +7 495 225 8888 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com

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