9 Grand Marnier Cocktail Recipes to Make

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Since 1880, Grand Marnier, the famous French cognac-based orange liqueur, has been bringing a certain je ne sais quoi to our cocktail routines. And while most of us keep a bottle handy for elevating our margaritas, that’s not to only way to incorporate some grand flavor to your cocktail hour. Take a look at some of these delicious recipes that highlight Grand Marnier to shake up your drinking routine.

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Grand 75

Ingredients

1.5 oz Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
1 bar spoon simple syrup
Dry champagne to top

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute. Garnish with orange zest.

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Amaretto Sidecar

Ingredients

1 oz Luxardo Amaretto
2 oz Grand Marnier
.5 oz lemon juice

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake hard. Strain into a martini glass garnished with a sugar rim.

By Erin Ward of Carmine’s in New York City, Atlantic City, NJ, Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas

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Gilded Grand

Ingredients

2 oz Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis-Alexandre
.75 oz grapefruit juice
.5 bar spoon honey
.5 oz lemon juice

Instructions

Stir all ingredients in a rocks glass. Add ice. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and sprayed with orange flower water.

The Kachelofen

Ingredients

1.5 oz Wolfamer Amaro
.75 oz Grand Marnier
.75 oz Port Charlotte Whiskey

Instructions

Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange peel.

From Gabriel Kreuther, New York City

Corpse Reviver

Ingredients

4 oz gin
2 oz Grand Marnier
Juice of 1 lemon
2 oz simple syrup
2 oz sauvignon blanc
Splash of absinthe
4 maraschino cherries

Instructions

Combine gin, Grand Marnier, absinthe, sauvignon blanc, and simple syrup in a large shaker, then add juice of one lemon. Add ice and shake for at least 30 seconds before pouring into coupe glasses. Garnish with two maraschino cherries skewered on bamboo cocktail sticks.

From Thumbtack chef and owner of Let’s Eat Sonoma, Michelle Fitzgerald

Grand Collins

Ingredients

1.5 oz Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
.75 oz lemon juice
1 barspoon simple syrup
3 oz soda water

Instructions

Build all ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice, and shake. Strain over ice into a Collins glass.

Pot O’Gold

Ingredients

.75 oz Chartreuse
.75 oz Grand Marnier
Splash of Fever Tree Tonic Water
Edible gold flakes and microgreens

Instructions

Combine ingredients and mixing glass with ice and stir. Top with splash of tonic water and garnish with gold flakes and microgreens.

From The Four Seasons Denver in Denver, CO.

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Ghost Margarita

Ingredients

2 oz Avion Silver Tequila
.5 oz Grand Marnier
.5 oz lime juice
.5 oz lemon juice
1.5 oz Ghost Chili Simple Syrup*

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Instructions

Add all ingredients together with ice in a cocktail shaker, shake and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass that has a chili salt rim. Serve with a lime wheel and enjoy.

*Ghost Chili Simple Syrup: Take 1 cup of water and 1 cup of brown demerara with one dried ghost chili pepper, bring to a boil and let cool.

Courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter in New York City

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