Belvedere Pomarańcza


Belvedere Pomarancza

must mix

This is a review of Belvedere Pomarańcza vodka from Poland. I sampled it in Spain in 2013. It’s a clear infusion, 40% alcohol, and I thought the aftertaste rocked the house.

A vodka from the house of Belvedere, again. After trying the fantastic regular Belvedere and the impressive 100 proof Belvedere Intense, I was very excited to get my hands on this one: Belvedere Pomarańcza.

Disclaimer: this one is flavored with orange and a hint of lime, so I found it hard to compare it to any of the non-flavored vodkas. But I thought: why not give it a try anyway?

where did you go?

It’s 2022, and I can’t find Belvedere Pomarańcza on the Belvedere website. They apparently have a series of new products called Organic Infusions:

Belvedere Organic Infusions page
from on March 27th 2022

But no Belvedere Pomarańcza.

The only thing I could find was an info page on Difford’s Guide:

Difford's Guide Belvedere Pomarancza
from on March 27th 2022

Difford’s Guide says that this vodka flavor was launched in 2003 as Belvedere Pomarańcza, but that it was renamed to Belvedere Orange in 2008.

This seems a bit odd because it was in 2013 that I tried this vodka, and it was still called Belvedere Pomarańcza at the time.

introducing: the smell test!

I just noticed that I’ve never talked about smells here before. Well, I am obviously an idiot. Smells seem pretty important when it comes to vodka.

So here it is, the first thing I noticed when I opened this bottle: Belvedere Pomarańcza vodka has a smell that feels almost too strong to be true. Don’t get me wrong: it’s a good smell, very sweet and promising. But it’s also very, very strong.

Belvedere Pomarańcza vodka is fruity as hell

The second thing I noticed was that this stuff wasn’t all that much fun to drink on its own. Being a Belvedere, it tastes smooth as always, but the fruity flavoring feels too dominant and needs to be balanced with something else. The orange aroma in the aftertaste is awesome, especially in a mixed drink.

The bottle design is suave like the original. The price of about 40€ for 700ml is a bit high, though.

works with tonic

This being a fruit-infused vodka, I figured I wasn’t going to mix this with any juice. Instead I got me some tonic to balance out the sweetness, and it worked out very nicely.

My recommendation is to chill this and make mixed drinks with it. You’re in for a treat!