6 end-of-summer cocktail recipes that you need to try

Aug 14 2017, 3:27 am

You can count the remaining summer weeks on your fingers.

It’s dull. It’s sad. And it’s not what you want to think about.

So you don’t have to.

There’s still plenty of time to sit outside soaking up the sunshine, and enjoying elevated dining experiences like a French-inspired picnic, or a dinner al fresco with friends. And when you can do it with a suave summer drink in hand, autumn doesn’t seem so bad.

Great taste is the essence of a summer well-lived, after all.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Grey Goose Canada to list six creatively refreshing cocktail recipes that are made for summer entertaining. They’re super easy to make, and you’ll want to try them before the season’s over.

Le Grand Fizz

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Making this effortlessly extraordinary libation for friends will undoubtedly wow them. And they may even start to think that you’re attending a mixologist course. Le grand fizz is an elevated twist of the classic vodka soda. It’s elegant and you can serve it up over ice in an oversized wine glass if you like, for an effervescent summer serve.



  1. Build ice into an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice
  2. Add Grey Goose vodka
  3. Squeeze a fresh lime and then discard
  4. Top with St-Germain elderflower liqueur and chilled soda water
  5. Garnish with fresh lime wedges and a Grey Goose stirrer

L’Orange Grand Fizz

Use the same method as above for this creation and garnish with delicious fresh orange wedges.


Le Citron Grand Fizz

If you want a fresh, zesty variation of the grand fizz then try making le citron and garnish with fresh lemon wedges.


Cherry Noir Grand Fizz

Step over to the dark side with this alcoholic elixir that you can garnish with black cherries and a Grey Goose stirrer.


La Poire Grand Fizz

Serve up a summer meal with this pear-flavoured cocktail and prepare your tastebuds for tantilization. If you want to get really fancy you can even garnish it with fresh slices of pear.


Espresso Martini

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The espresso martini is an elegant and indulgently delicious twist on the classic martini. This drink is making its comeback as the perfect after-dinner serve for warm summer nights and you’ll want to try making it before the cooler weather hits the shore.

Yes, shaken, and stirred.


  • 1 1/2 parts Grey Goose Vodka
  • 1 part single origin espresso
  • 3/4 parts premium coffee liqueur


  1. Shake hard and long, then double strain
  2. Garnish with grated single origin chocolate and a vanilla bean rim

It’s easy to craft your own le grand fizz cocktails with your Grey Goose vodka flavour of choice. Grey Goose wants to help you live your best summer and that’s why they use only the finest French ingredients that are 100% traceable from field to bottle, and which provide a rich, full-bodied taste.

For more information and cocktail-making inspiration visit Grey Goose on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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