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You can buy GREY GOOSE® products online through various retailers and at your local liquor stores if they are open.Learn more
Sidney Frank founded GREY GOOSE in the summer of 1997. He sought to develop a luxury vodka and collaborated with cellar master François Thibault to bring his expertise in cognac to vodka production in order to craft a vodka made without compromise.Learn more
GREY GOOSE Vodka is distilled in Picardy, France, and bottled in Cognac, France. Discover even more about the origins of Grey Goose and learn the story from crop to cork.Learn more
Flavoured vodka opens a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to mixology. The flavours can either enhance or balance out other ingredients within the cocktail. You can filter all our cocktail recipes by product, so you can see options for La Poire, L’Orange and Le Citron flavoured vodkas. And of course any of these flavours would shine through when mixed with soda in a DIY vodka seltzer.Learn more
While both the Bloody Mary and the Caesar are very similar, there’s one big difference in ingredients between the two. They each have a vodka base, but Bloody Marys feature tomato juice, while Caesars make use of clamato, a combination of clam and tomato juice. Also, even though both are popular brunch drinks, the Caesar is really only well-known in Canada. Learn how to make a Bloody Mary bar for your next brunch.Learn more
To shake a cocktail, add combined ingredients and cubed ice to a shaker. Ensure the top of the shaker is sealed with a tap. Shake for 10 – 15 seconds. To release the shakers, tap with the palm of your hand where the top and bottom shakers meet. Hold a Hawthorne strainer against the wall of the shaker, tilt at about a 45° angle, and pour your drink through the strainer into the glass of your choice.
Want to test your skills? Try making a Cosmopolitan with GREY GOOSE® Vodka. Check out other bartender tools and tips to elevate your home mixology.Learn more
Rolling a cocktail is a simple technique used not only to mix the drink but to chill and aerate as well. To roll a cocktail you’ll need a set of shakers. In one shaker add the ingredients of your cocktail and fill halfway with ice, then pour the contents from one shaker to the other 5 to 6 times before serving. Want to test your skills? Try making a Bloody Mary with GREY GOOSE® Vodka. Check out other bartender tools and tips to elevate your home mixology.Learn more
GREY GOOSE vodka can be enjoyed straight, with a mixer, or as part of a wide array of creative cocktails. Visit our Cocktails section for some great suggestions. Looking for lighter options? Check out the lighter side of cocktails. If you decide to drink GREY GOOSE straight, keep these vodka tasting notes in mind.Learn more
Shaken, stirred or however you like it, GREY GOOSE is the perfect complement to your favourite mixers. Check out our cocktails for inspiration. Looking for lighter options? Learn about the lighter side of cocktailsLearn more
Muddling is a simple way to elevate your cocktails. Add fresh berries or herbs to your glass and press down with a muddler or spoon to draw out the fresh flavours. Want to test your skills? Try making the Dirty Martini Cocktail made with GREY GOOSE® Vodka. Check out other bartender tools and tips to elevate your home mixology.Learn more
A cocktail should be stirred slowly and deliberately. You can think about keeping the bottom of the spoon up against the inside of the mixing glass to create a nice, smooth stir. A bar spoon can be a great tool in any mixologist’s bar cart. Typically, it’s best to mix a cocktail for about 40 seconds. Stirring a cocktail can be a mindful, meditative process, allowing you to craft your cocktail with care.
Once you master the art of stirring, learn how to shake and strain a cocktail or pick out a cocktail recipe to make at home!Learn more
Pre-mixing cocktails is a great idea for serving a large party, or even just to help you save time throughout the week. How far in advance you can make a mixed drink depends on the drink’s individual ingredients. Something spirit-forward, like a martini cocktail, will last longer than something with perishable ingredients, like a fruity drink. Figure out the amount of time all ingredients will last and then consider the shortest one your answer.Learn more
Much like how you can enjoy the nuanced taste of GREY GOOSE® Vodka by itself, you can also appreciate the taste of our flavoured products, bursting with fruit flavour, on its own. You can pour any of our flavoured vodkas over ice for a flavourful drink, but you may prefer to serve it with soda water for a super simple cocktail.Learn more
A Dirty Martini Cocktail includes the two standard martini cocktail ingredients of vodka and vermouth, plus olive brine. The olive juice is what makes it “dirty.” Learn all about how to customize a martini cocktail to your taste.Learn more
The liquor base for an espresso martini cocktail is vodka. We recommend choosing a premium unflavoured vodka made with the finest ingredients to help the drink truly shine. The drink also incorporates a coffee liqueur. Get our recipe for the Espresso Martini Cocktail, or explore all the different variations of one.Learn more
While a French martini cocktail isn’t technically a martini cocktail, it has that name in part because it’s often served in a martini cocktail glass. One thing that puts the “French” in “French martini cocktail” is a key ingredient: the Chambord, a black raspberry liqueur that’s been made in France since 1685. Our French Martini Cocktail is especially French, given that every drop of Grey Goose is made in France as well.Learn more
While not technically a martini cocktail, you may have heard lemon drops classified that way. Regardless, they’re very popular vodka cocktails that are rather simple to make. Our Lemon Drop recipe combines GREY GOOSE® Le Citron Flavoured Vodka, lemon, sugar, Triple Sec and simple syrup.Learn more
While there are many variations on the espresso martini cocktail, you could say there’s one standard garnish: three espresso beans floating on top. Tradition holds that these three beans represent health, wealth and happiness.Learn more
At its most basic level, a martini cocktail tastes like its principal ingredient: vodka or gin. You will also be able to pick up on the herbaceous and slightly sweeter taste of the vermouth (a fortified wine). Additionally, cocktail garnishes can go a long way in changing the flavour profile. All that said, a large part of the martini cocktail flavour comes from its spirit. That’s why it’s so important to choose a premium vodka. And GREY GOOSE® is a vodka full of character, made from the finest French wheat.Learn more
There is a difference between shaken and stirred martini cocktails, and we recommend you stir a martini cocktail. While some notable pop culture icons may have preferred theirs shaken, not stirred, we beg to differ. If you shake a martini cocktail, it can produce ice chips in an otherwise crystal-clear cocktail, and that can add up to 10% more water. Because of this, we suggest you stir a martini cocktail gently. Get tips on how to make a martini cocktail at home.Learn more
Simply put, a martini cocktail is made of three ingredients: alcohol, vermouth and garnish. While gin is sometimes used as the spirit, we’re quite partial to premium vodka made without compromise. Vermouth is a fortified wine that lends some herbaceous flavour and complexity to the cocktail. Garnishes are often olives or lemon twists. These three things are what makes a martini cocktail a martini cocktail. While the ingredients may be simple, there are many ways to mix it up. You can play with proportions to make it drier or wetter, or add olive brine to make it dirty. Learn how to make a martini cocktail at home or order one at a bar to experiment and find the right one for you.Learn more
There can be as many olives in a martini cocktail as you like. It’s your cocktail, and you can make it how you want it. However, martini cocktails are often served with three olives, the Dirty Martini Cocktail in particular. This may be because some martini cocktail lovers like to have a salty snack to eat throughout their cocktail, from first sip to last drop.Learn more
What makes a martini cocktail dry is a lower level of vermouth – a dry martini cocktail has a low vermouth to vodka ratio. The less vermouth you put in, the drier a martini cocktail becomes. More vermouth? That means it’s a wet martini cocktail. (The vermouth used in martini cocktails is called “dry vermouth” so the more dry vermouth you put in, the wetter a martini cocktail becomes.)
Want to make a dry martini cocktail yourself? Find out how to make a martini cocktail at home.Learn more
In bartender terminology, neat means straight out of the bottle—no ice, no mixers, no other ingredients. So a neat martini cocktail, while uncommon, would mean straight, unchilled vodka — no vermouth. (Typical martini cocktails contain vodka and vermouth.) While the nuanced flavour of naturally tasteful GREY GOOSE® is wonderful on its own, there are many ways to enjoy a vodka martini cocktail, including dry (a little vermouth), wet (a lot of vermouth) or dirty (with olive brine).Learn more
The quality of the vodka in your martini cocktail matters, which is why we recommend GREY GOOSE® Vodka. Because a vodka martini cocktail is made from just a few ingredients, the spirits do not have many places to “hide.” You want a vodka that is made without compromise – one that truly shines. GREY GOOSE® Vodka is the quintessential vodka for the quintessential cocktail.Learn more
A Lemon Drop Cocktail’s ingredients are GREY GOOSE® Le Citron Flavoured Vodka, triple sec, lemon juice and simple syrup. While it may be served in a martini cocktail glass, that doesn’t automatically mean it’s considered a martini cocktail. All vodka martini cocktails must contain vodka and vermouth to earn that designation.Learn more
A Cosmopolitan or Cosmo Cocktail is a drink made with GREY GOOSE® L'Orange Flavoured Vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice. It is often served in a martini cocktail glass, but that alone doesn’t make it a martini cocktail. To be considered a vodka martini cocktail, the drink must contain vodka and vermouth.Learn more
There are lots of ways to make a martini cocktail at home, including uniquely flavoured ones such as the espresso martini cocktail. This classic, coffee-flavoured drink contains vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur, a pinch of salt and three coffee beans for a traditional garnish.
Ready to try it for yourself? Check out our espresso martini cocktail recipe made with GREY GOOSE® Vodka!Learn more
Martini cocktails are actually surprisingly easy to make and great drinks for beginner mixologists. While you may certainly want to add bitters and garnishes, they only require two ingredients — vodka and vermouth. Learn how to make a martini cocktail at home to suit your taste.Learn more
A vodka martini cocktail is a spirit-forward cocktail and the amount of alcohol in the cocktail depends on the ingredients you use and how you make your martini cocktail. Its prime ingredients are vodka and vermouth, both alcoholic spirits. Vodka has a standard alcohol concentration of 40% ABV. Vermouth has an alcohol content lower than vodka but higher than wine – around 14% - 22%. The total amount of alcohol in a martini cocktail will depend on the proportion of vodka to vermouth. A drier martini cocktail (containing more vodka than vermouth) will have a higher alcoholic content than a wetter martini cocktail (heavier on the vermouth) of the same size. If you're looking for a lower ABV option, maybe try the Long Martini Cocktail, a tall serve that includes ginger ale and ice.Learn more
GREY GOOSE® Vodka and flavoured vodkas contain zero carbs per 30ml serving. Keto diet plans focus on keeping your level of carbohydrates low, and they also may suggest limiting alcoholic beverages. So GREY GOOSE® could fit into your plan depending on your preferences and goals. Learn more about calories in GREY GOOSE® products and about our products being gluten-free.Learn more
GREY GOOSE® Vodkas are made from single origin Picardie wheat and water from our natural limestone well in Gensac-La-Pallue using a distillation process to craft a gluten free vodka* and flavoured vodkas.
Find out about the number of calories and carbs in GREY GOOSE® products, or learn more about the story of how GREY GOOSE® vodka is made from crop to cork.
*Similar to all vodkas made with distilled alcohol and no additives.Learn more
GREY GOOSE Vodka contains 40% alcohol by volume, giving it a classification of 80 proof.Learn more
GREY GOOSE® Vodka and Flavoured vodkas all contain zero carbohydrates in a 30ml serving. Learn more about calories or gluten in GREY GOOSE Vodka.
Check out how to craft your own vodka seltzer, or the lighter side of cocktails for recipes to enjoy.Learn more
A 30ml serving of GREY GOOSE Vodka contains 66 calories. Learn more about carbohydrates or gluten in GREY GOOSE Vodka.
Check out how to craft your own vodka seltzer, or the lighter side of cocktails for recipes to enjoy.Learn more
National Vodka Day is October 4th in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. Vodka is a versatile spirit that accounts for nearly 25 percent of spirits sold in North America. Join Grey Goose in celebrating the day with one of our favourite vodka cocktails.
Learn more about Grey Goose’s rich history of making premium vodka, how to taste vodka and the story behind this "conception spirit" so you can become a vodka connoisseur.Learn more
National Martini Day is June 19 th in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. The martini cocktail is one of the best-known drinks worldwide and can be served many different ways. Join GREY GOOSE® in celebrating with the popular vodka martini, dirty martini or one of our other favourite vodka martinis, and impress your friends with facts about the history of the martini. If you want to celebrate at a bar or restaurant, learn how to order a martini cocktail like a pro!Learn more
World Martini Cocktail Day is on June 17th, 2023. It’s always held on the third Saturday in June — perfect for a celebratory weekend. You can observe the holiday by learning about the history of the martini cocktail, making one at home or ordering one at a bar.Learn more
National Cocktail Day falls on March 24 in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK, while World Cocktail Day is on May 13, meaning you have two opportunities to celebrate. Why not toast the holiday by making a cocktail at home, ordering a martini cocktail at your favourite spot, or pairing food and cocktails at a dinner party?
If you want to celebrate some of our other favourite holidays, National Moscow Mule Day is March 3rd and National Vodka Day is October 4th.Learn more
National Moscow Mule Day is March 3rd in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Moscow Mule is a classic cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer and lime. As a French vodka company, we like to call ours the French Mule. Grey Goose also has a Holiday Mule with cranberry juice for a festive twist.
If you want to celebrate some of our other favourite holidays, National Cocktail Day is March 24th, World Cocktail Day is May 13th and National Vodka Day is October 4th.Learn more
These distilled spirit specialties are no longer available in Canada:
GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir Flavoured Vodka
GREY GOOSE® Le Melon Flavoured Vodka
GREY GOOSE® La Vanille Flavoured Vodka
GREY GOOSE® VX
GREY GOOSE® Ducasse
However, there are other Flavoured Vodkas and the original Grey Goose Vodka we hope you explore.Learn more
La Poire is the French word for pear. GREY GOOSE® La Poire Flavoured Vodka is a pear flavoured vodka created by combining a rich medley of French Anjou pears with the original GREY GOOSE Vodka.Learn more
GREY GOOSE Le Citron is a lemon-flavoured vodka created by combining essential oils from the finest lemons grown in the Menton region of France with the original GREY GOOSE vodka.Learn more
GREY GOOSE® makes a range of flavoured vodkas for you to explore. There’s La Poire, made with French anjou pears, L’Orange, made from the essence of fresh oranges, and Le Citron, made with lemons from the world-renowned Menton region of France.Learn more
The answer to this question is a little complicated. Gin can be classified as a botanically infused vodka. Vodka is called the “conception spirit” as it can be seen as the base from which other spirits are derived. So if you add traditional gin botanicals, like juniper, you can make gin from vodka.Learn more
The origins of the word “cocktail” are varied and highly debated. One theory posits that long ago, English sailors enjoyed mixed drinks in a Mexican tavern that contained a sort of stirrer made from a plant called cola de gallo, which means “cock’s tail” in English. They then brought that name back to England, which later made its way to America.
Others say the word originated in America, where in New Orleans they served a mixed drink in a French egg cup called a coquetier, which was later pronounced by English speakers as “cocktail.”
New York also lays claim to the origin story. There’s the theory that bartenders used to pour the leftovers of liquors into a barrel, where people could pour a cheap drink from the spigot, which is also known as a cock. So they drank the mixed dregs of alcohol cobbled together by the tail end of a cock.
No matter the origin of the word, one thing we can all agree on is cocktails sure are delicious. Browse all of our cocktail recipes to find one you’ll love.Learn more
GREY GOOSE® Vodka is made from just two ingredients: soft single-origin winter wheat from Picardy, France, and spring water from Gensac-La-Pallue in France. Only GREY GOOSE® Vodka ever touches the inside of a GREY GOOSE® bottle. Learn more about the story of GREY GOOSE® from crop to cork, and how to taste vodka to truly sharpen your vodka knowledge.Learn more
Popular belief tells us that vodka is improved the more times it is distilled; this perception is fueled by an industry that has entered a distillation arms race. In truth, when vodka is overdistilled, there is a risk of stripping out all the flavour of the base ingredients. Let's contrast that with GREY GOOSE’s unique distillation process that is designed to express the character of the ingredients. GREY GOOSE® uses just two high-quality ingredients, soft single-origin Picardy winter wheat and spring water from Gensac-La-Pallue in France. Learn more about how this vodka is made, how to taste vodka and the story of GREY GOOSE® from crop to cork.Learn more
You may have heard a rumour that the Kirkland Signature™ brand vodka sold at Costco is actually GREY GOOSE® Vodka, just in different packaging. We can definitively put this myth to rest. This viral claim is completely false, and GREY GOOSE® Vodka does not produce nor privately label Kirkland vodka.
While both vodkas may use water from France’s Cognac region, the origin of the wheat in the Kirkland brand is undisclosed. GREY GOOSE® Vodka is only made from two ingredients: water from our own well in Gensac-la-Pallue and the finest French wheat. Every part of the production process is done in France.
Furthermore, the Kirkland brand states that their product is distilled five times. GREY GOOSE® Vodka is distilled only once to preserve the naturally tasteful qualities of our signature winter wheat.Learn more
Whether vodka goes bad or expires will depend on a variety of factors, including proper storage. Most alcohol will remain drinkable indefinitely if it is unopened. It’s also unlikely that opened alcohol will “go bad” or be unsafe to drink as its high alcohol content protects it from germs. That said, its taste can definitely be altered. Light, temperature and air can change the way vodka tastes. Keep vodka in a cool, dark place to help preserve its flavour for as long as possible. To go a step further, we recommend storing GREY GOOSE® in the fridge to keep it beautifully refrigerated, ready to mix and perfectly preserved. Flavoured vodkas have a shorter shelf life due to the added flavours. It’s best to enjoy these within 90 days of opening. If you notice a strange smell to your vodka, you don’t want to not drink it. If in doubt, throw it out.Learn more
Vodka does freeze, you just may never see it happen. Take this at-home experiment, for example. You may have put vodka in the freezer and noticed something—it doesn’t freeze, no matter how long you leave it in there. That’s because its freezing point is much lower than that of water. Because vodka contains 40% alcohol, it won’t freeze over until around around -27 degrees Celsius, much lower than your typical freezer, which is around -18 degrees Celsius.Learn more
Vodka spritzers or vodka spritzes are simple cocktails containing vodka, soda water (or something else bubbly) and fruit juice, typically served over ice. They can be a nice lower ABV option. For some of our favourite recipes, check out the Lemon & Ginger Spritz, Sparkler Spritz or Surf Spritzer.Learn more
GREY GOOSE® Vodka comes in a wide variety of sizes with the biggest bottle being 3L. In Canada, our bottles are available in volume options of 50ml, 200ml, 375ml, 750ml, 1L, 1.14L, 1.75L and 3L. You can buy GREY GOOSE® Vodka online or find it at a store near you. Bottles sizes may vary depending on location and availability.Learn more