There’s nothing like the French Riviera when it comes to summer glamour. And Vodka company Grey Goose have captured the spirit of the area’s bonne vie with the new iteration of their limited edition Riviera bottle.
A visual re[presentation of this quintessential summer playground, where sunny beach days give way to an ever-spinning carousel of partying and cocktails, the bottled where designed by renowned illustrator and native son Quentin Monge.
Paying homage to the brand’s French heritage, the bottle is Imbued with a strong sense of place, featuring playful blue and white parasols, evoking the casual glamour of the coastline.
Grey Goose celebrates living the best version of summer by inspiring people everywhere with the French Riviera mindset—relaxation, adventure and rejuvenation.
This eternal summer motif not only not speaks to the French Riviera, but also to the brand itself. Grey Goose demonstrates that the same sense of carefree fun can be experienced anywhere in the world with great friends and amazing cocktails.
Reflecting Monge’s signature “stylishly whimsical” take on his home region, the blue parasol’s are, as Monge himself comments, “… an essential when it comes to the summer holiday.
“There’s probably not a lot of people who know we are a French vodka, so to re-iterate our French heritage is always good to link back to Grey Goose being distilled in France, made with French wheat, everything is made in France and being able to evoke that is a key thing in packaging.”
“There is something special about the way the French spend their summers on the Riviera. There’s nothing like coming off the beach after a long, hot day to enjoy a refreshing Grey Goose cocktail.”
The Grey Goose by Quentin Monge bottle is a stylish accoutrement to the Grey Goose signature summer cocktail Le Grand Fizz, an elevated twist on the vodka soda. Made with only the finest French ingredients, it can be customized for your taste profile without over-complicating a beautiful cocktail. Le Grand Fizz features a revitalizing mix of St-Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lime, soda water and Grey Goose over ice. It is served in a wine glass to accentuate the fresh and vibrant nose of the cocktail.
Containing the usual high-quality Grey Goose vodka, the limited edition bottle will be available to all retailers nationwide from 1 November, until sold out.
Renowned as one of the most prestigious digital illustrators of his generation, Quentin Monge grew up in the midst of France’s art scene on the beaches of Sainte Maxime located in the heart of the Riviera. Quentin’s destiny in the creative industry was exhibited at a young age, where he would spend much of his free time drawing simple silhouettes in the sand.
As a young man, Quentin studied graphic design in Aix-en-Provence, continuing on to practice his craft in both Australia and England, but ultimately settling in Paris to dedicate himself to his illustrations. The summer vibes of his childhood are relived in the bright colours, fluid patterns, and whimsical settings of his designs.
Quentin has created designs for and worked with clients such as Airbnb, Barclays, and Glamour. When not drawing, painting, and composing the naturally charmed designs he’s made a name for himself with, Quentin can be found eating bleu cheese and walking his dog down the streets of Paris.
Grey Goose Le Grand Fizz Vodka Cocktail
1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka
1 oz St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
0.5 oz freshly squeezed lime (approx. Half a lime)
3 lime wedges
2 oz chilled Soda Water
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 and a Grey Goose stirrer.