Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. Though, fall hasn’t officially started, let’s ease out of the warm weather with some light and refreshing cocktails that are 5 ingredients or less.


We have two simple and delicious cocktails with  the wonderful Grey Goose Le Citron and Perrier sparkling water.

First up is the Le Citron Smash. We’re all familiar with the Bourbon Smash. This is a fresh take on the classic.




Le Citron Smash:

1 Lemon [Quartered]

5 Mint Leaves

1/2oz. Simple Syrup

1 1/2-2oz. Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka

Perrier Sparkling Water

*Muddle 1 quartered lemon and mint leaves with simple syrup. Top with crushed ice and Le Citron Vodka. Stir to chill and top with Perrier sparkling water.


Of course, we’ve got to have a highball. The Lemon Verbena syrup (minus the ginger) adds a fresh twist to this cocktail. There’s only a minimal amount of manpower needed to make syrup. It’s definitely worth it.


Le Citron Cooler:

1/2oz. Lemon Verbena Syrup

1/2oz. Lemon Juice

2oz. Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka

Perrier Sparkling Water

*This is a built cocktail so there’s no shaking required. To your highball glass, add syrup, vodka and lemon juice. Add ice and stir to chill. Top with Perrier sparkling water. Garnish with spanked Lemon Verbena leaves to release all of the fresh aromas.



Enjoy and cheers to the end of summer!