As NFT NYC and PRIDE begin to wind down in Manhattan, the queen of pop herself took to the stage to close out a week of festivities and partying.
In conjunction with World of Women, one of the most diverse and inclusive women-led and founded NFT projects in the web3 space, as well as Sandbox and Belvedere, Madonna celebrated the LGBTQ community with an epic concert at Terminal 5, and she brought her own drinks with her.
Madge was joined on stage by renowned drag queens Violet Chachki, Bob the Drag Queen, Pixie Aventura and Laganja Estranja—all of whom arrived at the party via a Gaultier double-decker Pride bus.
The performance played out as a bit of a variety show, with Madonna appearing throughout to perform a medley of songs from her latest compilation album, Finally Enough Love. All the while, guests enjoyed custom Belvedere Vodka cocktails named for some of the pop star’s biggest hits.
The event was open to the World of Women NFT community and proved one of the most highly-anticipated events of the week. In the spirit of the NFT world’s greatest aims, it brought together the worlds of culture, art, music, mixology and technology.
Celebrities including Diplo, Sia, Zachary Quinto, Billy Eichner, Christian Siriano and Derek Blasberg were all in attendance, but Madonna proved even among a room full of stars she still shines brightest.
If you couldn’t make the party with Madge herself, fear not. We’ve got the original cocktail recipes from Belvedere so you can blast the new album, pour yourself a Material Girl or an Into The Groove, and have your own celebration right at the beach or your backyard all summer long.
1½ oz / 45 ml Belvedere Vodka
½ oz / 15 ml Italian bitter apéritif
3 oz / 90 ml ruby red grapefruit juice
1 oz / 30 ml tonic water
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice. Roll contents, and garnish with a grapefruit slice and a dash of salt.
Into The Groove
1½ oz Belvedere Vodka
½ oz fresh lime juice
.2 oz pineapple juice
Top with Hella Bitters and Soda
Directions: Place all ingredients, except Hella Bitters and Soda, into a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a Collins glass, and top with Hella Bitters and Soda.