The countdown to Christmas has officially begun and for us, it’s all about the cocktails. Our friends at luxury French vodka house, Grey Goose have come up with something truly perfect: the Grey Goose Pop-Up Party – and you don’t have to step outside your front door to enjoy. The party comes to you.
No matter how much Lanvin, Saint Laurent and Acne are calling out to you, forgo purchasing a new winter coat and instead treat your friends to a stress-free soirée. For the equivalent price of a wool and cashmere overcoat, the team at Grey Goose will send over a mixologist with glassware and all necessary cocktail-making supplies for Grey Goose Le Fizz (above) for up to thirty friends, as well a DJ to keep the party in motion. They just need three days advanced notice to make it happen. Make the call: 07525 893134.
Or if you prefer to be the bartender, equip yourself with a bottle of Grey Goose and a bottle of Bombay Sapphires and follow the winter-inspired recipes below to give your guests a heady Christmas that they won’t forget:
40 ml Grey Goose vodka (or Grey Goose Le Citron)
25 ml fresh lemon juice
15 ml fino sherry
15 ml gomme syrup (1:1)
Truffle oil or fresh truffle
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with freshly grated truffle or truffle oil.
Winter Pine Twist
50 ml Bombay Sapphire
125 ml premium tonic water
Lime wheels (a cylindrical slice of lime)
Fill balloon or highball glass with ice. Add Bombay Sapphire followed by premium tonic. Stir gently. And garnish with lime wheels, a single sprig of pine and cranberries.
40 ml Grey Goose vodka
10 ml No. 2 organic maple syrup
1 sprig of rosemary: leaves pulled off
1 pinch of salt
50 ml freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
Muddle some rosemary leaves, salt and maple syrup in the bottom of a rocks glass. Build high-density ice cubes before adding Grey Goose. Top with freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice and gently stir to create optimum dilution and smooth texture. Garnish with a single sprig of rosemary.
Not going to be entertaining this season? Send the gift of cocktail with the Grey Goose x Selfridges martini cocktail gift box including vodka, two classic martini glasses, olive picks and a recipe book. You can also kick it up a notch and have the wooden box personalised.
Words by Victoria Pelham