We discovered Grey Goose Pear Vodka on our trip to Stowe a few weeks ago and haven’t been able to get enough of it since. It all started when the bartender at the Hourglass Bar at the Stowe Mountain Lodge told us he had created a concoction of Grey Goose Pear mixed with cranberry juice and a splash of local apple cider with an apple slice as a garnish. It sounded like the perfect way to carry on our buzz post-lunch, so we went with it. It was sweet, delicious and essentially fall in a mouthful.
The pear flavor is realistic without being sugary. (Pear must be an easy flavor to fake—remember pear Jelly Belly’s? You would swear you’re eating the fruit instead of bad for you candy.)
Since Vermont, we’ve sampled it mixed in a Champagne Cocktail at NYC’s Royalton and in a Pear Martini (with vanilla vodka mixed in) at the Empire Hotel. (We enjoy a good hotel bar any day—even in our hometown.)
We’ve also heard it’s good mixed with our other favorite liquor, St. Germain Elderflower and we think a cranberry and seltzer blend would be an obvious choice.