Reviewed by Louise Edwards
The spooky season is just around the corner and as the days get shorter, life is definitely turning to thoughts of lighting the candles and snuggling down.
With coronavirus restrictions getting stricter every day any Halloween party plans are likely going to be in the comfort of your own home with family. What better way to get cosy at home than with a delicious cocktail made with Grey Goose vodka!?
Grey Goose vodka is a super premium spirit that is smooth and refined. Made in France, from just two ingredients – spring water and wheat (and the very best of those), the price tag is slightly higher than standard vodka at around £35 for 70cl, but the quality outmatches its rivals significantly. It is 100% traceable from crop to cork and even each bottle is washed thoroughly once received at the distillery, so the vodka is untainted.
Grey Goose vodka is sublime, almost creamy, on its own, straight on the rocks. Or you can get creative with mixers and conjure up your own delicious cocktails or of course, the classics.
I can’t resist the classic Cosmopolitan and made with Grey Goose vodka it really does take things to the next level. The vodka tastes crisp and clean and it gives the fruit juice mixers a good kick. Just the thing after a stressful week juggling life in these crazy times.
I popped the bottle into the freezer a few hours before drinking which gave the drink a unique syrupy sweetness to it – definitely taking the drink to the next level.
Due to the purity you don’t get the same hangover the day after that you get with other vodkas which is always good too!
The bottle is very attractive – frosted glass with blue and white mountains beside a lake (echoing the spring water used to make the vodka) and white geese flying over. It would make the perfect gift or just a treat! It is topped with a pull off cork to seal in the quality.
Grey Goose is also available in three other flavours – pear, orange and citrus which make some amazing cocktails. Check out the ideas below for inspiration for your Halloween cocktails.
Once you try Grey Goose you really won’t be interested in other cheaper vodkas.
GREY GOOSE LADY IN BLACK
35ml Grey goose Original
35ml Fresh pomegranate juice
10ml XO Cognac
10ml Crème de cassis
10ml clove -water
(1 clove infused for 8 hours)
Pre-mixed and chilled – served in a black bottle.
Garnish: Blackberry on pick
GREY GOOSE BEETING HEART
40ml Grey Goose La Vanille
25ml Dark Cacao
15ml Beetroot juice
Shake and strain into glass and garnish with cacao dusting
GREY GOOSE LA POIRE GINGERBREAD MARTINI
35ml Grey Goose La Poire
10ml Disaronno Original Liqueur
35ml Sparkling Apple Cider
+ Pinch of Pumpkin Pie spice
Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake vigorously and strain into a martini cocktail glass
Don’t forget to drink sensibly!
RRP: £34.99 for 70cl.
This product can be purchased from the Grey Goose Vodka website here.