A hot summer day calls for a long and fizzy cocktail that’s light, citrusy and slightly sweet. I was served just the one at the Grey Goose Canada Boulangerie Bleue event, held at Charbar last night.
Le Grand Fizz is Grey Goose’s take on a classic fizz, with vodka in place of gin, lime juice rather than lemon, and St-Germain elderflower liqueur as the sweetening agent. This drink is super refreshing and not too sweet. Best of all, it gives us another reason to drink St-Germain, a French liqueur that’s made from macerated elderflower blossoms and tastes like honey, flowers and sunshine. And it goes without saying, Le Grand Fizz should be enjoyed on a sunny patio, preferably one with a view of The Bow.
Le Grand Fizz
- 1.5 oz Grey Goose vodka
- 1 oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur
- 0.5 oz fresh lime juice
- Top soda water (approximately 2 oz)
- Garnish: Lemon and lime wheel dropped into the glass, and a Grey Goose stir stick
Method: Build over ice in a red wine glass and garnish with a lemon and lime wheel, and a Grey Goose stir stick.
— Recipe courtesy Julien Lafond, Grey Goose brand ambassador