You’re bound to recognize this majestic bottle of vodka anywhere. Not only is its appearance absolutely fetching, but it hits the palate in all the right ways. It was in 1997 that the Americans introduced this French spirit to the rest of the world, and since then it has been an ice-breaker on every occasion. Whether it’s the classic, uncompromised Grey Goose on the rocks (vodka simply served with ice) or a more tasteful variation of it, this drink never runs out of style.
Regardless of the occasion, happy or sad, party or a funeral, break up or a promotion, a bottle of Grey Goose is always a loyal companion. Pour it into a jigger and make a martini, add some juices and make a cocktail or drink it neat if you want to transcend into another dimension. Mixologists at Grey Goose have concocted hundreds of different variations using the goose on the rocks. The versatility of this spirit sometimes renders the consumers confounded when they have to make a choice.
So, the next time you’re at a party, in the mood for something feisty but unable to decide what to drink, just know that you can never go wrong with a grey goose on the rocks.
What makes Grey Goose so special?
Sidney Frank, an American came up with the idea for this high-end vodka brand. He set up all operations for the brand in France, giving it an exotic, affluent touch. French authenticity can be tasted in every bottle that is designed, manufactured, and approved by only 20 of the employees. Yes, that’s all the workforce at Grey Goose operations.
Unlike the many fermented materials used in vodka, it uses wheat sourced from France’s breadbasket region. This makes their vodka smoother and softer as compared to other brands. No artificial flavors are used in the flavored Grey Goose vodkas, only real fruit juices from France.
We know that all this talk about Grey Goose might put you in the mood for some cocktails. Fret not, we’ve got suggestions for delicious concoctions, with Goose on the rocks, that you must try the next time you’re craving a vodka cocktail. While cocktails in their own regard are sumptuously delicious, vodka cocktails are what you need for special celebrations.
Here are 5 Grey Goose cocktails catering to different occasions, that you must try:
1. Moscow Mule
This spicy cocktail is a travel back to the classic Hollywood era. Try this popular cocktail this summer as you relax by the beach or attend a summer wedding. Typically served in a copper mug, it is made with ginger beer and grey goose on the rocks. It features evident tinges of ginger and lime and can be your perfect companion this summer.
- 1.5 oz. Grey Goose vodka
- 3 oz. Ginger beer
- 0.5 oz. Juice of half a lime
- Lime wedge
- Slice of ginger
- Take a copper mug and fill it with ice to chill it before mixing.
- Add freshly squeezed juice from half a lime.
- Add the Grey Goose vodka, followed by mixing ginger beer.
- Garnish it with a lime wedge and ginger slice.
2. Blood Orange Sangria
Brunches are fancy occasions, filled with delectable food and pleasant conversations. It’s incomplete if not paired with the right drinks. The next time you attend a brunch, make sure to try this variation of the classic sangria. It’ll not only make you stand out but also amuse your tastebuds. If the allure of its presentation doesn’t reel you in, the drink itself sure will.
- 35ml Grey Goose vodka
- 20ml French Pinot Noir
- 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice
- 125ml Fresh Pomegranate Juice
- 20ml Fresh Blood Orange Juice
- 10ml Creme de Mure
- 3 Orange Wedges
- 3 Lemon Wheels
- A Pinch of Powdered Clove
- Add crushed ice in a wine glass, pour the spirits and juices over it, and stir them well.
- Garnish the drink with pomegranate seeds and a slice of blood orange.
3. Winter Nip
This Grey Goose La Poire (pear flavored vodka) drink is a unique concoction including chili powder, that adds a dash of heat to the cool drink. This spicy winter cocktail is perfectly suited for late-night celebrations.
- 1 part Grey Goose La Poire
- 1 part Limoncello
- 1 part Blood Orange Juice
- Dash of Simple Syrup
- Pinch of Chilli Powder
- Coat the rim of a rocks glass with blood orange juice.
- Gently roll equal parts of chili powder and sugar on the rim and set the glass aside.
- Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously.
- Fill the rocks glass with ice and strain the contents of the shaker into it.
- Garnish with blood orange zest and whole peppercorns.
This maple and grapefruit cocktail is the flavor you need this fall. It embodies the essence of holidays as the name suggests, it’s a perfect companion for you to sit by the fireplace and have a mellow celebration indoors with family and friends.
- 4 parts Grey Goose vodka
- 1 part No. 2 Organic Maple Syrup
- 1 Pinch of Salt
- 5 Parts Freshly Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juice
- The charm lies in preparing it in front of guests so have the glassware ready in advance.
- In the bottom of a rocks glass, add maple, salt, and crushed rosemary leaves.
- Fill the glass with ice and pour Grey Goose vodka on it.
- Top with fresh pink grapefruit juice and stir it well.
- To garnish, add an extra sprig of rosemary.
5. Le Grand Fizz
Last, but definitely not least, this delicious and voguish cocktail updates the way you have been enjoying spritz and vodka until now. Extremely simple to make, it features the extraordinary flavors of lime and elderflower liqueur. It’s ideal for brunch or warm-weather occasions.
- 35ml Grey Goose vodka
- 15ml Fresh Lime Juice
- 25ml ST. GERMAIN
- 60ml Cold Soda Water
- Add the ingredients to a wine glass, with ice in it.
- Garnish with a fresh lime wedge and serve it chilled.
Know your limits!
Vodka cocktails are all fun and games as long as you drink within limits. Wiseness lies in knowing when to stop. These cocktails are strong and a few of them will get you in the party mood but more than that might get you in trouble. So, drink responsibly and enjoy your Grey goose on the rocks!