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The exquisite world of Le Grand Fizz

Grey Goose and Bristol host French Riviera soiree cocktail launch
Nassau Guardian Lifestyles Editor Shavaughn Moss, second left, surrounded by fellow honorees of the night, cuts the first slice of the Grey Goose Vodka cake created by Jessica Wilson from Take a Bite. Pictured from left are Addis Huyler, Dwight Strachan, Guardian Radio general manager, Corey Small, Keesha Pratt and Bodine Johnson.

An elegant blend of Grey Goose Vodka, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, soda water and lime known as Le Grand Fizz, a refreshing summer cocktail made its debut last night in The Bahamas as the brand continues to roll out the libation worldwide.
Le Grand Fizz launches are created moments by the brand to embrace the perfect moment of life, as the French brand brings a taste of the French Riviera to The Bahamas.
Carlos Mastrawci, regional trade ambassador for Bacardi, and Samadhi Pizzori, customer marketing for the Caribbean including The Bahamas were present for the launch of the refreshing cocktail by Grey Goose and Bristol Wines & Spirits.
The classic cocktail recipe of one-and-a-half parts Grey Goose Vodka, one part St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, half part freshly squeezed lime (approximately half a lime), three wedges of fresh lime and two parts chilled soda water. Build in an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice. Add Grey Goose Vodka and St-Germain. Squeeze fresh lime and discard. Top with chilled soda water. Stir and garnish with fresh lime wedges.
Variations on the classic, which were also available at the launch include substituting Grey Goose Vodka with Grey Goose La Poire (pear), Le Citron or L’Orange (citrus) Vodka.
It was these libations as well as other cocktails that Mastrawci and Pizzori also showcased for mixologists and high-end venues around the island during their visit, ahead of the upcoming festive season.
“The launch was planned to hit the market just before peak season which is in November, to show people the drink, and start training bartenders, so that customers know that when they go to a special venue or dinner, that they can request Le Grand Fizz, or prepare it at home,” said Pizzori.
“One of the most important things about this recipe is it’s very refreshing and it’s inspiring of the French Riviera. Our brand is French, and we wanted to bring a little bit of France to the Caribbean and it’s bringing that glamor and fanciness that the brand is known for. And that it is not only perfect with a soda or juice, but that you can make something really refreshing for any hour, and for any gender. Sometimes you may think that a cocktail can be more girly than manly, and it’s totally not true. We want people to remember the smoothness of this super premium vodka.
Grey Goose Vodka is known for being smooth and subtle.
The vodka is the result of Francois Thibault, a cognac maître de chai, using his considerable spirits-making skills to create vodka — which debuted in 1997, and this year is celebrating 20 years, and enjoyed around the world. The 20th year of the premium vodka was also the perfect time to launch the summer cocktail.
In making the Le Grand Fizz at home, Mastrawci reminds that the finest cocktail you will make will depend on the purest ingredients, and as such he says people should always use premium ingredients.
During the launch event Grey Goose recognized a number of media personalities and influencers, including Nassau Guardian Lifestyles Editor Shavaughn Moss and Guardian Radio 96.9 General Manager Dwight Strachan.

Grey Goose Le Grand Fizz

1 ½ parts Grey Goose Vodka
1 part St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur,
½ part freshly squeezed lime (approximately half a lime),
3 wedges of fresh lime
2 parts chilled soda water
Build in an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice. Add Grey Goose Vodka and St-Germain. Then squeeze fresh lime and discard. Top with chilled soda water. Stir and garnish with fresh lime wedges and stirrer.

Grey Goose La Poire Grand Fizz

1 ½ Parts Grey Goose La Poire
1 part St-Germain® Elderflower Liqueur
3 long slices of Anjou pear
2 parts chilled soda water

Build in an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice.
Add Grey Goose La Poire and St-Germain. Then add fresh Anjou pear slices. Top with chilled soda water and stir with a Grey Goose stirrer.

Grey Goose Le Citron Grand Fizz

1 ½ Parts Grey Goose Le Citron
1 part St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
½ part freshly squeezed lemon (approx. half a lemon)
3 wedges of fresh lemon
2 parts soda water

Build in an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice.
Add Grey Goose® Le Citron and St-Germain. Then squeeze fresh lemon and discard. Top with and chilled soda water. Stir and garnish with fresh lemon wedges and a Grey Goose stirrer.

Grey Goose L’Organge Grand Fizz

1 ½ parts Grey Goose® L’Orange
1 parts St. Germain® Elderflower Liqueur
½ part freshly squeezed orange juice
3 wedges of fresh orange
2 parts chilled soda water

Build in an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice.
Add Grey Goose® L’Orange and St-Germain®. Then squeeze fresh orange and discard. Top with chilled soda water. Stir and garnish with fresh orange wedges and a Grey Goose stirrer.

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