Mixing up a perfect martini takes more practice than you might think.
While James Bond might like his martini shaken, Grey Goose opts for stirred. Shaking allows for too much dilution and makes the drink watered down and slightly frothy, killing the smooth and silky texture that makes a martini so enjoyable. What might surprise you about the Grey Goose martini is the single dash of orange bitters–a step the brand uses to bring out the notes in the vodka. When paired with a lemon twist it adds a touch more drama and makes for a remarkable drinking experience.
Once you have the classic down pat, you can explore the world of riffs!
Classic Dry Martini
- 2 1/2 oz. Grey Goose vodka
- 1/2 oz. Martini & Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth
- dash of Orange Bitters
Preparation: Add Grey Goose, vermouth, and bitters to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir deliberately and strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.
- 1 oz. Grey Goose
- 2 1/2 oz. Bombay Sapphire
- 1/2 oz. Kina Lillet
Preparation: Stir and strain into a well-chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.
- 1 1/2 oz. Grey Goose vodka
- 1 oz. Single Origin Espresso
- 3/4 oz. Coffee Liqueur
- pinch of Salt
Preparation: Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with three coffee beans.
Ménage a Trois
- 1 1/2 oz. Patron Silver
- 1 oz. Grey Goose vodka
- 3/4 oz Martini Ambrato
Preparation: Stir the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Strain the mixture into a well-chilled glass. Garnish with a twist of lime.