Celebrate Bastille Day with The French Embassy of Spirits: Grey Goose, D’USSE & St. Germain
There’s only one place to celebrate Bastille Day on Saturday, July 14th and it can be found at your favorite “saloon” or your bar cart at home: the French Embassy of spirits — D’USSE cognac, St — Germain liqueur, and Grey Goose vodka. A term for three of the country’s top spirits, the trio is perfect for French-inspired cocktails timed to the holiday.
Whether a true Parisian or simply a fan of the luxurious French lifestyle, these spirits hold the versatility to create an array of cocktails necessary to celebrate with the French this Bastille Day. Take your taste buds on a journey through France, starting in Cognac with the French 75. Built with D’USSE, this classic cocktail boasts a layered profile and full-bodied taste true to the region itself.
While there, stop by the wheat fields of Picardie to enjoy the soft winter wheat in the Grey Goose Le Fair Winds Fizz, a simple and refreshing cocktail for a warm summer day sure to liven up any Independence party. And finally, complete your ‘tour du taste buds’ with a visit to the base of the French Alps to enjoy the elderflower botanicals in the St-Germain Spritz, the perfect bubbly sip to toast the day!
Wherever the embassy may take you this Bastille Day, experience the true spirit of French independence with a sampling of the country’s finest! Checkout some recipes for you to try at home below:
2 oz- D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
¾ oz- Simple Syrup
1/2 oz- Fresh Lemon Juice
Martini & Rossi Prosecco
Garnish: Lemon Peel
Add D’USSÉ, Simple Syrup and Lemon into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a champagne flute. Top off with Martini & Rossi Prosecco. Garnish with a lemon peel.
Fair Winds Fizz (Island Oyster, Governor’s Island NYC)
1.5oz Grey Goose vodka
Combine all ingredients in shaker tin. Add pellet ice and give a quick swizzle. Strain into a Collins glass and top with Perrier seltzer. Garnish with a brandied cherry wrapped in an orange peel speared on a Grey Goose pick
2 oz- D’USSE Cognac
1oz- Monin Ginger Syrup
1 oz- Fresh Lime Juice
10- Mint Leaves
Glassware: High Ball
Garnish: Lime Wedge & Mint Sprig
Add D’USSE, Ginger Syrup and Lime Juice into shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a High ball glass. Top with Soda. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig top.
2 parts Martini & Rossi Prosecco
1 ½ parts St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
2 parts Sparkling Water
Fill a tall Collins glass with ice. Add Martini & Rossi first, then St-Germain, then Club Soda. Stir completely and then garnish with a lemon twist.