Give a Damn and Drink for a Cause

By Fabiana Santana

Van Gogh Vodka is always surprising us with amazing cocktails and vodka flavors like the BLUE Triple Wheat Vodka and Double Dutch Vodka. This time, they are putting their creative concoctions to even better use with the creation of the Give a Damn Martini. Part of their Cocktails without Prejudice campaign, the Give a Damn Martini was created by The Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash and features the brand’s new Triple Wheat Vodka, sparkling wine, POM juice and cinnamon syrup. The drink and campaign is in partnership with Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund, the Give a Damn Campaign launched in 2010 to inspire straight people to “give a damn” about LGBT equality and made an immediate impact with their powerful celebrity public service announcements.

“The Give a Damn Campaign is excited to be a part of Van Gogh Vodka’s Cocktails without Prejudice,” says Cyndi Lauper, co-founder of the Give a Damn Campaign. “The company’s commitment to raising awareness and funds for our shared mission is truly inspiring. It is time for things to change and through this program we will be able to make a real difference in encouraging everyone to give a damn about equality.”

The martini is the perfect cocktail to toast with, as it celebrates love and acceptance for all.

Give a Damn Martini Recipe

Created By The Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash

  • 1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh BLUE Triple Wheat Vodka
  • 3/4 oz. POM pomegranate juice
  • 3/4 oz. Monin cinnamon syrup
  • Top off with 1 1/2 oz sparkling wine

Directions: Shake first three ingredients very well with ice and strain into a martini glass.  Top off with chilled sparkling wine.

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