For those of you that don’t know Grand Marnier is Cognac and bitter orange essence liqueur. It’s made from a blend of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar and is 40% alcohol.
Golden amber colour; sweet citrusy/orange rind with spicy, brandy notes; sweet and balanced flavours, with a warm, lingering finish and in Canada is listed at 44.95 CAD.
For the team here at Addicted, Grand Marnier is all about a celebration. Which for us usually means that we are making some cocktails to celebrate and what better way than with GM.
Here are some of our faves right from the source.
Apres Ski Blueberry Tea
3 oz. Grand Marnier spirit
3 oz. amaretto almond liqueur
Orange Pekoe tea
Mix Grand Marnier and amaretto in a glass teapot or similar. Add approximately 3 cups (750ml) hot tea to taste. Serve with Cinnamon stick (optional). (Serves 4)
Grand Punch Bowl
2 cups Grand Marnier® spirit
2 chilled (750 ml) bottles dry Prosecco
½ cup black raspberry liqueur
2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
1 quart chilled ginger ale
2 cups fresh raspberries
In a large bowl, combine Grand Marnier®, black raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice and chill covered for at least 4 hours or overnight. Top with ginger ale and Prosecco. Garnish punch with raspberries and serve. Serves 20.
The Grand Plum
1.5 oz. Grand Marnier
2 oz. White grape juice
0.75 oz. Simple syrup
Muddle thyme and plums. Combine Grand Marnier, simple syrup and Prosecco. Stir well. Serve in a mason jar over fresh ice. Garnish with Thyme and plums.
Mix, have fun, and enjoy!