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Celebrate the holidays in style with this Grey Goose Martini with a Twist!
The holiday season has arrived which means lots of parties and get togethers. Between those I host and those I’m invited to, my calendar is full to bursting – which is just the way I like it, spending time with family and friends.
But this also means coming up with food, drinks… and with creative gift ideas.
It can be a little overwhelming. Today though, I have 2 fabulous ideas for you – for a classic cocktail and for a lovely gift that will definitely help you “simplify” things this holiday season!
For years, I’ve always given bottles of wine as gifts and although appreciated, they’ve become a little boring. Since I love craft cocktails, this year I’ll be giving bottles of Grey Goose Vodka along with copies of the recipe for this Grey Goose Martini. The bottles alone are so pretty they only need a bow – what could be simpler??
So, why Grey Goose? Taste and quality. Grey Goose Vodka is smooth, with hints of cracked pepper, anise and vanilla. Produced in France, Grey Goose is made from a soft, winter wheat grown in the Picardy region, where the spirit is distilled. After distillation, the distillate is sent to Cognac, France where it is blended with the calcium rich waters from an underground limestone spring and then bottled. This care and attention to detail results in a superior spirit that works beautifully in a number of cocktails, including this Grey Goose Martini with a Twist!
I love to serve a “signature” cocktail at parties and get togethers – it’s a wonderful ice breaker (no pun intended) and it’s a lovely way to welcome friends and family during the holidays. This year it’s going to be this Grey Goose Martini with a Twist. This classic cocktail, made from Grey Goose Vodka and Noilly Prat vermouth could not be simpler to make or serve!
First, make sure you stock up on Grey Goose Vodka….
To make the Grey Goose Martini with a Twist, pour a shot of Grey Goose Original Vodka..
Add to a mixing glass along with the vermouth and bitters. Add ice and stir!
Pour into a chilled cocktail glass..
Garnish and serve!
I know my guests will love this “twist” on the classic cocktail. With a nod to the “dirty martini lovers”, I’ve substituted a strip of preserved lemon in place of the standard strip of lemon zest.
Speaking of serving- here’s a “tip”: For large parties set up a DIY bar and let your guests mix up their own Grey Goose Martini with a Twist.
It’s fun the for the guests and definitely simplifies things for you!
A lovely classic cocktail and a bottle of Grey Goose Vodka… what could be simpler?
The classic martini with a twist - with a nod to the dirty martini lovers substitute the usual lemon twist with a twist of preserved lemon!
- 2 1/2 oz. Grey Goose Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Noilly Prat Vermouth
- 1 dash orange bitters
- 1 strip preserved lemon
Combine the Grey Goose Vodka, vermouth and bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 30 seconds.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a strip of preserved lemon