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GRAND MARNIER COCKTAILS


Grand Marnier is a liqueur made from a blend of cognacs and distilled essence of bitter orange. It was created in 1880 and named Curaçao Marnier by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostoll, however Cesar Ritz stated it needed "a grand name for a grand liqueur" and  renamed it Grand Marnier. For that privilege Marnier-Lapostoll reportedly helped him fund the purchase for the famed Hôtel Ritz Paris. To this day, six generations later, Grand Marnier is still owned and produced by the Marnier-Lapostoll family.

Aside from being a lovely digestive and an element in countless classic cocktails, Grand Marnier is also a main ingredient in two classic desserts created by Auguste Escoffier, Crêpe Suzette and the Grand Marnier® Souffle.

To celebrate National Grand Marnier Day, please enjoy some of my favorite cocktails that employ this lovely orange infused liqueur.
  GRAND MARNIER
COCKTAILS

CRANBERRY POMEGRANATE MARTINI
CRÊPES SUZETTE COCKTAIL
JACK O'LANTERN MARTINI
KISSED TOO MANY FROGS MARTINI
LA PRESIDENTA COCKTAIL
LAVENDER ORANGE MARTINI
NIGHT'S WATCH COFFEE TODDY
ORANGE JULIUS MARTINI
ORANGE TRUFFLE MARTINI
ORANGE SCORPION MARTINI
ORANGE CREAMSICLE MARTINI
PIECES OF EIGHT MARTINI
POMEGRANATE MARGARITA
PRETTY IN PINK FLIRTINI
RICH BITCH MARTINI
SOLAR ECLIPSE MARGARITA
SPARKLING CRANBERRY CRUSH
SWAGGETIZER MARTINI
TOOTSIE ROLL MARTINI

July 14th is National Grand Marnier Day

Updated 7-14-2018
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY
 
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