The #1 Easiest Way to Upgrade Your Vodka Soda

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Look, I get it. When it comes to a good drink you can order at pretty much any bar, vodka sodas tend to top the list. Not only are they something any bartender can make, but they're 1) low-calorie (so you can um, maybe have more than one...you know, in case that's your jam) and 2) they're refreshing AF. But if you're a bit tired of the ol' standby, we've got you covered this summer.

Sippin' on a drink that looked very much like a vodka soda while visiting Montauk's Surf Lodge for their summer concert series, the truth was revealed—it *wasn't* quite a classic vodka soda. It had a hint of sweetness, courtesy of St-Germain (AKA elderflower liqueur.) Turns out, the drink was developed by Grey Goose and is pretty easy to ask a bartender to make or to make at home (since, you know, it's basically one extra ingredient).

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"Le Grand Fizz is perfect for those who are looking for a more elegant yet simple spin on the tried-and-true vodka soda," says Julien Lafond, Grey Goose North America Ambassador. "It's a great drink to serve at warm weather get-togethers as its refreshing, made with all natural French ingredients, and can easily be pre-batched for large parties and served in a pitcher or carafe."

Here's how to make it...just remember to count down from 2 by .5s and add lime. (So 2, 1.5, 1, .5).

Grey Goose Le Grand Fizz

Ingredients:

2 Parts Chilled Soda Water

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

Directions:

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.

In case you want to keep jazzing it up, there's also takes with pear, lemon, and orange. Pretty much same method, different ingredients.

Grey Goose La Poire Grand Fizz

Ingredients:

1 ½ Parts Grey Goose La Poire

1 Part St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

3 long slices of Anjou pear

2 Parts chilled soda water

Directions:

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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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'Orange Grand Fizz

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

And there you have it. For more easy vodka recipes, try these:

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