So I started the blog with much splash, but I have gotten a little behind in keeping things up to date, so the next couple of entries are a day late and have no pictures.  I’ll get back with the program in the new year!

On to today’s cocktail – the Ginger Joy – coming to you direct from the Grey Goose website.

  • 3 ounces Grey Goose La Poire Flavored Vodka
  • 0.75 ounce of ginger liqueur (Canton)
  • 1.5 ounces of simple syrup
  • 1.5 ounces fresh lemon juice

Mix the ingredients vigorously over ice, strain into a martini glass, serve with a fresh thin slice of pear (optional).

Dave’s Thoughts:

  • Fantastic drink – appears this is what the folks at Grey Goose had in mind when they created the La Poire Vodka
  • Great drink that is sweet, but not overpowering.
  • The ginger is the perfect complement to the pear.

Tasting Notes:

  • Dave’s Rating: 9/10
  • Strength: 8/10
  • Sweetness: 7/10
  • Worth investing in the uncommon ingredients for this delicious cocktail.