Holiday cocktails can get a tad monotonous. After about the 5th or 6th Christmas party you’re required to attend, you hit a breaking point where the thought of drinking yet another spiked eggnog, cinnamon cider or Hot Toddy is enough to make you gag. It’s time for something a little different.
That’s where Grey Goose VX comes in. A delicious blend of vodka and cognac, it’s easy to enjoy on the rocks, but also mixes well with subtle, outside-the-box flavours. And, just in time for the holidays, it comes in an elegant box that makes a perfect gift for all the luxury spirit aficionados in your life.
Below, Grey Goose VX has concocted three idiosyncratic cocktails that still feel right for the season without any of the typical trimmings. Mix ’em up for your guests to set your next get-together apart, or make one for yourself to kick back with on one of those rare, relaxing party-less nights at home.
2 parts VX
3/4 part Martini Rosso
1 dash orange bitters
Method: Serve straight up in a small cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh cherry on a Grey Goose pick.
La Grande Champagne Cocktail
2 parts VX
1/2 part Benedictine
1 dash of lemon bitters
Top up with a large splash of Champagne (4 parts)
Method: Build in a Cognac glass with cubed ice, stir and garnish with one white grape on a Grey Goose pick.
1 1/2 part VX
1/2 part Apricot Brandy
1/2 part Peach Syrup
1/2 part lemon juice
Method: Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. No garnish.