I can be a bit of a light weight when it comes to drinking spirits so it was with some trepidation that I accepted an invitation to an evening of vodka cocktails hosted by Grey Goose at Saint Crispin restaurant. I think you can see why I said yes despite my glass-and-a-half tendencies – Grey Goose is one of the most luxurious vodkas and Saint Crispin is one of my favourite restaurants – you can read my review of it here.
It wasn’t just all about swilling cocktails though and feasting on slow cooked beef (although that was certainly part of it). During the course of the evening I also learnt that my taste preference leans towards sour. The things to consider as a budding mixologist is whether you want to incorporate the flavor profile of sweet, sour or bitter. It’s all about bringing the right balance to cocktail making. My own attempt at cocktail making sadly did not tae into account the principle of less is more so instead I want to share with you the recipe for a truly sensational cocktail – a Grey Goose Le Fizz. It’s got just enough lime in it to make it not too sweet and is super smooth to drink.
Grey Goose Original 1 ½ Parts
St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 1 Part
Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice ¾ Part
Soda Water 2 Parts
1. Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
2. Now top with cubed ice and make like Tom Cruise. Your shaking should be “rhythmic”. Good luck with that! I went with “vigorous” instead.
3. Strain into a chilled flute. Grey Goose recommends double straining but I just went with once and it worked well.
4. Top with chilled soda water.
Gourmet Chick was a guest of Grey Goose.