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Vodka: Grey Goose

Vodka: Grey Goose

1. Vodka and Caviar

Caviar is super chic, low in calories, and can be served plain or on a tiny and adorable piece of toast. Serve up your vodka super chilled with a little bowl of caviar and toasts.

2. Pickles and Vodka

I mean, if you have pickles skewered in your Bloody Mary, are you that surprised that they go well with an ice cold shot of vodka? The sour and salty notes pair well with super smooth Grey Goose vodka—just make sure they’re super cold, like your heart, or else you’ll get a strange aftertaste. If you DO decide to pair vodka with pickles, however, be aware that there is a 100% chance you will feel like Snooki. 

3.  Smoked Salmon

If you’re one of those people  you’ve been eating lox on your bagels with shmear every morning for years. What a fabulous surprise to know that a shot of vodka would be a perfect pairing with your breakfast of champions.

4. Steak

As we’ve learned from Queen Anna Wintour, steak is betchy AND not horrible for you (hello—no carbs and ALL the protein). Lucky for us, it also pairs perfectly with ice cold Grey Goose vodka. So grab an 8 oz., sear it, and serve rare for a dinner, lunch, or snack all of your man friends will be proud of.

5. Ricotta, Goat Cheese, or Dill Cheeses

Cheeses do pair well with vodka. So, nibble your cheese and take your shot for an afternoon snack, but don’t overdo it. 

Vodka: Grey Goose

Vodka: Grey Goose

The Most Popular Drinks to Order at a Bar
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Unless you're finishing up your undergrad years, the days of ordering classic drinks are over. There's better stuff to drink out there, and no excuse not to try it. Besides, the social value in knowing the most classic of cocktails is immeasurable. Although you don't need to intimately acquaint yourself with the chemical makeup of each one, you might as well learn the basics.

After all, drink trends rise and fade away. There is a time and a place for spiked seltzer (anything outdoors that involves a patio grill) and low-ABV beer (anytime you're juggling drinking with physical activity). But at the bar, in the evening hours, a cocktail is in order. Especially if the draft list is uninspired. Especially if you're looking to flex your newly formed drinking muscles.

To limit the list of cocktails worth knowing to a manageable length, we rounded up the 10 most popular bar drinks in 2019. Even if you aren't familiar with them, your bartender will be, so order with confidence and drink happily.

Moscow Mule

Russia may be a heated subject right now, but this cocktail is crisp and refreshing, and good for any season. Plus it (usually) comes in a cool copper mug.

Ingredients
• 2 oz. Grey Goose vodka
• 4-6 oz. ginger beer
• 1/2 oz. lime juice

Directions
Squeeze lime juice into a Moscow Mule mug, then drop in spent shell. Add 2-3 ice cubes and Grey Goose vodka, then fill with ginger beer.

Espresso Martini

Coffee and booze in one drink—you really can't complain about that. Just make sure the bar has fresh espresso on hand before you order it.

Ingredients
• 1 oz. Grey Goose vodka
• 1 oz. coffee liqueur
• 1 oz. freshly brewed espresso
• 1 tsp. simple syrup

Directions
Shake ingredients with ice until chilled, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with espresso beans.

Dry Martini

A classic martini technically should be made with gin, although I really prefer vodka, that's no sin either. Order it up and stirred, not shaken (sorry 007).

Ingredients
• 4 oz. Grey Goose vodka
• 1 oz. dry vermouth

Directions
Stir vermouth and gin with cracked ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with an olive.

COKTAIL RECIPE EAST 8
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Juicy pineapple and the delicate balance of passion fruit create a delicious and refreshing new classic with a slight, refreshing kick in the East 8 cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 45 ml GREY GOOSE® Vodka

  • 30 ml Pineapple Juice

  • 15 ml Aperol

  • 15 ml Fresh Lime Juice

  • 15 ml Simple Syrup

  • 7.5 ml Passion Fruit Syrup

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker.

  2. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube.

  3. Garnish with pineapple and a lime wedge.

GREY GOOSE LE CITRON JARDIN VERT
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A delicious mix of GREY GOOSE® Le Citron Vodka, freshly squeezed lime juice, simple syrup and celery stalks spiced up with a touch of cilantro.

Ingredients

  • 50 ml GREY GOOSE® Le Citron

  • 20 ml Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice

  • 20 ml Simple Syrup

  • 2 pieces Celery Stalk

  • 0.33 cup Cilantro

Method

  • In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, place celery and cilantro and muddle well. Add remaining ingredients, and shake vigorously.

  • Double strain into a rocks glass with one large ice cube.

  • Serve with a Chinese celery straw.

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST FRENCH NEGRONI
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One of the most popular cocktails among modern cocktail lovers. Simply and easy to prepare, it’s a perfect pre-dinner drink to stimulate the appetite.

Ingredients

  • 25 ml GREY GOOSE® L'Orange

  • 25 ml Noilly Prat® Rouge Vermouth

  • 20 ml French Bitter Aperitif (pref. Amer Picon)

  • Orange Zest

Method

  1. Build ingredients in a rocks glass.

  2. Add cubed ice and stir.

  3. Garnish with an orange zest.

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The Ultimate Summer Cocktail Recipe
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Long, refreshing and effortlessly extraordinary, Le Grand Fizz is an elegant mix of GREY GOOSE® Vodka, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lime and soda water. Built over ice in a wine glass, it’s the ultimate summer serve.

INGREDIENTS

  • 35 ml GREY GOOSE VODKA
  • 25 ml St-Germain® Elderflower Liqueur
  • 10 ml Freshly Squeezed Lime (Approx. Half A Lime)
  • 3 Wedges Fresh Lime
  • 50 ml Chilled Soda Water

HOW TO MAKE THE 'LE GRAND FIZZ'

  • Build in an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice.
  • Add GREY GOOSE® Vodka and St-Germain® elderflower liqueur.
  • Then squeeze fresh lime and discard.
  • Top with chilled soda water.
  • Stir and garnish with lime wedges and a Grey Goose stirrer.
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LE CITRON BLOODY MARY
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Fresh tomato juice and a rich combination of spices are a zesty complement to the Menton lemon flavour of GREY GOOSE® Le Citron.

INGREDIENTS

  1. 50 ml Grey Goose® Le Citron
  2. 100 ml Premium Organic Tomato Juice
  3. 25 ml fresh lemon juice
  4. 5 ml Worcestershire Sauce
  5. 5 ml Dashes of hot sauce
  6. Pinch Fleur De Sel
  7. Pinch Cracked Black Pepper

HOW TO MAKE THE 'LE CITRON BLOODY MARY' COCKTAIL

  1. Build ingredients in a Boston glass.
  2. Top with cubed ice.
  3. Roll the cocktail by pouring it back and forth between Boston glass and tin.
  4. Strain into a highball glass and garnish with fresh cut celery, cracked black pepper and sprigs of aromatic herbs.
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THE GREY GOOSE MARTINI COCKTAIL
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The Grey Goose Martini Cocktail is probably one of the best summer cocktails out there. Summery, fresh and elegant will be your partner in crime during summer nights on the islands.

INGREDIENTS

  1. 50 ml GREY GOOSE VODKA
  2. 10 ml NOILLY PRAT® Original French Dry Vermouth
  3. Dash orange bitters

HOW TO MAKE THE VODKA MARTINI COCKTAIL

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.

Shake, and strain into a Martini glass.

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How to Make a Vodka Martini
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The vodka martini itself is a fine drink—icy, refreshing, smooth. What it isn't, however, is a martini. Those you make with gin. In fact, the vodka version used to have a name of its own, the Kangaroo. That never really caught on. Then it was the Vodkatini. But who's going to say that? Now, of course, it's calling itself "martini," without a prefix. Such, we suppose, is the right of a conqueror. Here's how to properly make one, shaken, with French vermouth. Bond would approve. 

INGREDIENTS

  1. 3 oz. Grey Goose Vodka
  2. 1 tsp. French vermouth

DIRECTIONS

  1. Shake the ingredients well with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  2. Garnish with a twist (or with olives).

Truth be told, we find the vodka martini much improved by a dash of orange bitters. Up to you.

3 Cocktails To Kick it off And Get You In The Summer Spirit
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Le Grand Fizz

  • 1 1/2 oz. Grey Goose® vodka
  • 1 oz. St-Germain® elderflower liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 wedges of fresh lime
  • 2 oz. chilled Perrier

Build in an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice. Add Grey Goose vodka and St-Germain. Then squeeze fresh lime and discard. Top with chilled soda water. Stir and garnish with fresh lime wedges and a Grey Goose stirrer.

Le Grand Fizz Français

  • 1 oz. Grey Goose® vodka
  • 2 oz. Perrier
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. lavender honey syrup
  • 3 lemon wedges
  • 1 sprig lavender

Build in an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice. Add Grey Goose vodka, Perrier, lemon juice, and lavender honey syrup. Top with Perrier. Stir and garnish with fresh lemon wedges, lavender sprig, and a Grey Goose stirrer.

Le Grand Fizz Croisette

  • 1 oz. Grey Goose® vodka
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. Côtes de Provence rosé syrup

Build in a shaker with lots of ice. Add Grey Goose vodka, fresh lime juice and rose syrup. Shake and strain over a wine glass. Garnish with a Cinsault grape on a Grey Goose cocktail pick.

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