Mix Up This Simple Grey Goose Sipper

This clean and lean cocktail is used to toast guests of Grey Goose’s Le Voyage trips to France.

In an age when custom bitters and unusual infusions are de rigueur in cocktail bars around the world, it’s refreshing to see a less-is-more approach emerge from one of Europe’s top mixologists. Dimi Lezinska, Grey Goose Global Brand Ambassador, abides by a clean and lean cocktail philosophy that’s reflected in this streamlined drink (minus, of course, the vodka-soaked cherries). It’s the mixer used to toast guests of Grey Goose’s Le Voyage trips to France, which explore the vodka-making process from wheat field to bottle.

“The Graduate is a toast to those who have ‘graduated’ from the program with a deeper appreciation of the spirit,” says Lezinska. “What better way to celebrate?”

1½ ounces La Poire Grey Goose Vodka
1 ounce Visciolata del Cardinale Cherry Dessert Wine
½ ounce Noilly Prat Ambré Vermouth
½ ounce Martini Bitters
Dash of Scrappy’s Bitters Lavender

Combine the vodka, dessert wine, vermouth and bitters in a mixing glass filled with ice, and stir well. Finely strain into a chilled coupette (or margarita) glass, and garnish with a vodka soaked cherry (right).

For the cherries:
In a large sealable container, combine a pint of clean Basque black cherries with 1 liter of Grey Goose La Poire Vodka. Seal the container, and store it in a cool, dry place for 5 days.

Read about master mixologist Dimi Lezinska >>>

Published on January 31, 2013
Topics: Cocktail Recipes
About the Author
Alexis Korman
Contributing Editor

Currently based in New Orleans, Korman joined Wine Enthusiast as an editor in 2010 and has been authoring trends-driven travel, wine, cocktail and food content for over a decade, including work for publications like New York Magazine, Fodors.com, The Travel Channel, Premier Traveler, Time Out New York, Chicago Tribune and amNY. In addition to her role with Wine Enthusiast, she’s a short fiction writer, and is co-founder of Big Easy ‘Bucha—an artisanal kombucha beverage company that gives back to food charities in New Orleans. Email: akorman@wineenthusiast.net




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