Cocktail Spotlight: Ciroc Cocktails for the Winter Season

In 2007, Sean Combs aka 'Puff Daddy' 'P-Diddy' partnered with Diageo for a groundbreaking strategic alliance to oversee and manage all branding and marketing initiatives for Ciroc Vodka. Combs said he wanted to work with Diageo because the company understood that "I'm not just a celebrity endorser, I'm a brand builder. I'm a luxury brand builder." Since collaborating with CÎROC®, Combs has heavily contributed to make this brand a household name. "They're looking for something that tastes like their lifestyle," he said. "It's that trendsetter, that hipster, someone who's looking for luxury and looking for something better."

Unlike most other vodkas, which are made from grain, CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka is crafted from fine, succulent French grapes, distilled a fifth time at the Distillerie de Chevanceaux in southwest France. These specially selected grapes create the distinctly fresh and smooth taste of CÎROC Vodka.

CÎROC® Ultra-Premium Vodka is one of the world’s only vodkas made entirely from grapes. CÎROC is distilled from fine, succulent grapes sourced from all over France.

Historically, vodka has been made from a natural local source of fermentable sugars and starches. But CÎROC is an innovation in French craftsmanship, resulting in an unexpectedly fresh vodka experience. Unlike grain-based vodka, CÎROC Vodka blends traditional techniques with contemporary processes to create a spirit of exceptional quality and taste.

The CÎROC® distillation process ensures the best possible flavor. While all vodka is distilled, CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka is distilled five times. The fifth and final distillation takes place at the Distillerie de Chevanceaux, a beautiful distillery deep in the French countryside. It is here that CÎROC Vodka is truly created in a traditional, custom-made copper pot still. The final distillation lends CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka its unique signature, delivering a distinctive flavor with an exceptionally fresh and vibrant taste.

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Red Berry Mule

  • 1.5 oz. CîROC Red Berry
  • 1 oz. pomegranate juice
  • .75 oz. simple syrup
  • .5 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 dash bitters

Preparation: Combine all ingredients. Shake, strain. Top with Ginger Beer

Glass: Highball

Garnish: Berries

Lady Genevieve

  • 1 oz. CîROC Amaretto
  • .5 oz. Hennessy Cognac
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • .5 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 dash bitters

Preparation: Combine all ingredients. Shake, strain.

Glass: Stemless flute or Martini

Garnish: Lemon twist

CîROC CoCo

  • 1.5 oz. CîROC Coconut
  • .25 oz. pineapple juice
  • .5 oz. coconut cream
  • 1 oz. milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 dash of cinnamon
  • 1 dash of nutmeg
  • 1 dash of allspice

Preparation: Combine all ingredients. Shake, strain.

Glass: Collins

Garnish: Coconut shavings

 

All flavors of Ciroc can be easily found in your local Wine & Spirit Shop, but expect to pay about $34 for a standard size bottle (750ml). Enjoy these cocktails and don't forget to check back for more great cocktails and information on everything 'bar'  Cheers!