Russian Standard Vodka Supports Melbourne’s ‘Party of the Year’

Posted by Josette Dunn on 1st November 2010

Russian Standard Vodka, Russia’s No. 1 premium vodka, supported MYER’s official Derby Day after party, ‘Derby After Dark’, at South Melbourne’s stunning rooftop venue, Luminare.

Now in its second year, the event has been hailed as Melbourne’s ‘Party of the Year’, and Saturday’s glamorous event did not disappoint. Hosted by Channel Nine’s Catriona Rowntree, the evening’s entertainment was provided by Australian superstar Dame Edna Everage, whose 30 minute performance included a special tribute song to the 150th Melbourne Cup Carnival, before disco legend Leo Sayer took to the stage to really get the party started.

The event’s 400 guests were treated to delicious Russian Standard Vodka cocktails, specially designed for the event by Brand Ambassador, Oliver Stuart, to perfectly complement the Australian inspired gourmet canapés on offer, which included a traditional Aussie BBQ and mini-lamingtons.

‘The Edna’ cocktail, created in honour of the night’s star attraction, mixed Russian Standard Platinum vodka with Bols Blackberry and pomegranate juice. Topped off with soda water and two squeezed lime wedges, this refreshing cocktail was served with ice and garnished with pomegranate seeds.

Also quenching guests’ thirsts was the Elderflower Fizz, made with Russian Standard Platinum vodka, cranberry juice and elderflower cordial, topped off with tonic water and fresh squeezed limes, and garnished with a Kangaroo Paw flower.

MYER ambassadors Jennifer Hawkins, Rebecca Twigley and Kris Smith were among the guests at the event, as well as local and international celebrities including Liam Hemsworth, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Alex Dimitriades, Chris Brown, Laura Csortan, Kelly Landry and Stirling Mortlock.