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WHEREIN ALLISON DEDIANKO SEES THE WORLD THROUGH A BOTTLE OF BELVEDERE

December 24, 2010

Introducing Belvedere’s New Global Ambassador
By Julia Mix Barrington

Belvedere Vodka has a new star.

Allison Dedianko, formerly the bartender and bar manager at Madam Geneva at Double Crown on the Bowery, used all her skills and talents to create the winning cocktail for Belvedere’s “Bartender’s Dream Job” contest, beating out seven other hopeful mixologists.

The Silk Thai, Dedianko’s concoction of Belvedere vodka, Velvet Falernum, egg whites, and Thai basil leaves won her a one-year, $100,000 contract with Belvedere for a new gig educating bartenders around the world about the vodka brand. Says Dedianko,“I am very excited to be the new brand ambassador and look forward to traveling the world and working for a brand as prestigious as Belvedere Vodka.”

Belvedere Silk Thai

50 mL Belvedere Pure
20 mL Velvet Falernum
30 mL Lemon Juice
12 mL Tawny Port
10 mL Egg White
2 leaves of fresh Thai Basil

Shaken very hard and fine strained into a coupette

***And here’s Allison’s winning application video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGiNzBUy1kQ

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