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Feb. 27, 2024
Seltzers are the drink of choice for many people — and they’re only getting more and more popular. But they don’t just come in a can. You can actually make light and refreshing-tasting vodka seltzers easily at home.
Although there may be some varying definitions, what makes a drink truly a vodka seltzer is alcohol, carbonated water and typically fruit flavouring. A vodka seltzer incorporates vodka as the spirit of choice and makes for a great gluten-free cocktail. So a basic recipe for a vodka seltzer is:
Vodka seltzers are versatile and can be made to match your taste preferences. How much alcohol is in a vodka seltzer and the flavours you incorporate are largely up to you.
While a vodka seltzer is similar to a vodka soda, the difference is that a seltzer typically contains additional flavours, whether that’s a splash of juice or a wedge of lime. It’s also important to note that many of the hard seltzers that come in cans contain no vodka at all. Instead, they’re made with fermented malt or cane sugar. We prefer to have our seltzers handcrafted with vodka that contains only two ingredients — the finest French wheat and water.
Not only are vodka seltzers delicious, but they also offer several advantages over other alcoholic drinks. First, they often have a low calorie content when compared to many other drinks. They can contain just the 66 Calories in our vodka*, plus whatever flavouring you may add, since soda water contains 0 Calories.
Second, vodka seltzers are a versatile choice that can be enjoyed during many different occasions. Whether you’re at brunch, on vacation at the lake house or spending happy hour with friends, these refreshing tasting drinks work especially well for daytime gatherings.
Third, they’re very simple to make. By definition, they only contain three or even two ingredients, so you’ll often have what you need on hand and can put them together in no time.
And finally, vodka seltzers can be a low ABV option, especially since making your own means you control the pour. Simply add more seltzer and less vodka for a less alcoholic drink.
Grey Goose Essences are perfect for vodka seltzers. Infused with real fruit and botanical essences, these distilled spirit specialties bring sophisticated taste to your carbonated water, all with no carbs and no sugar**. With three enticing flavours — Strawberry & Lemongrass, Watermelon & Basil and White Peach & Rosemary — you’ll want to try them all.
You can also explore our flavoured product line for more intense natural flavours. Our three flavoured vodkas — Grey Goose La Poire, Grey Goose L’Orange and Grey Goose Le Citron — reflect the taste and freshness from the regions where those flavours naturally shine. Just mix with soda water for a naturally bold taste experience.
Bartending at home means you can make drinks exactly to your taste. It’s easy to make your own orange seltzers, lime seltzers, peach seltzers...basically any flavour you can dream up. Experiment with some of our different vodka seltzer recipes and find your favourite flavour. Enjoy!
*GREY GOOSE® Vodka average analysis per 30ml: 66 CALORIES
**GREY GOOSE® Essences average analysis per 25ml: 41 CALORIES