It’s Been a Long Week: The Belvedere Fresca

fresca (3)Image: Essential Homme, Belvedre.

Whatever your vocation (or lack of one) happens to be today, we know it’s been tough: work, relationships, that perfect-sweater-only-available-in-a-large, etc. As true believers of the work hard, play hard mantra—and trust us, sweater shopping encompasses both—we present you with our new weekly cocktail column, It’s Been a Long Week, aimed at awarding some liquid appreciation towards you for just being yourself, dammit. Make a glass or two on us, you deserve it.


The Belvedere Fresca
This sweet and tangy cocktail by Belvedere vodka is the ideal inspiration for that RIP-summer-soirée.


  • 2 cups Belvedere vodka
  • 1 cup Elderflower liqueur
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • Handful of mint
  • 1 lemon, cut into wheels
  • Club soda
  • Ice

fresca_collage (3)Image: Essential Homme, Belvedre, Chase, Rappler, MRM-USA.


In a pitcher add the mint and lemon wheels and top with the Belvedere vodka, Elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice. Add ice, then fill the pitcher with club soda and stir.