Ahead of National Vodka Day, Diddy shares three cocktail recipes exclusively with PEOPLE

By Melody Chiu
October 03, 2019 05:19 PM
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Ahead of his 50th birthday next month, Diddy is celebrating National Vodka Day by sharing some of his favorite cocktail recipes.

Featuring CÎROC White Grape — a limited-edition flavor housed in a gold bottle in a nod to the mogul celebrating his “golden age” — the White Grape 75, French Grape Martini and White Grape Cosmo are easy to shake up at home for pals celebrating the day together on Oct. 4.

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White Grape 75

In a flute glass, combine 1.5 oz. CÎROC White Grape, 4 oz. Champagne, one sugar cube, and two dashes Peychaud or Angostura bitters.

French Grape Martini

Add 1.5 oz. CÎROC White Grape, .75 oz. Blanc Vermouth and .75 oz. Dry Vermouth into a shaker filled with ice. Shake it well and strain into a Coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or frozen grape.

White Grape Cosmo

Add 2 oz. CÎROC White Grape, 1 oz. white cranberry, .5 oz. lemon and .5 oz. simple syrup into a shaker filled with ice. Shake it well, strain into a Coupe glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.

In 2017, Forbes revealed Diddy’s net worth had reached $820 million, and the star topped the outlet’s list of wealthiest hip-hop artists.

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“I started my business career at age 12, delivering newspapers,” he told the magazine. “I had a lot of elderly customers, so I would always put the newspaper in between the screen door and the door — that caring made me different, made me better than the last paperboy.”

Combs said he learned that “if I give the customers my best and service them differently, whether music, clothing or vodka, I’ll get a return on my hard work.”

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