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Grand Marnier, Cognac and Bitter Orange

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Is Grand Marnier a Coganc?

Grand Marnier was created in 1880 by Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle by blending premium cognac with distilled bitter orange. Grand Marnier is thus a cognac-based orange flavored liqueur. The cellar master and master blender of Grand Marnier selects cognacs from five growing crus (Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois and Bons Bois) in the Cognac region and blends them with a bitter orange distillate crafted from a wild orange variety called ‘Citrus Bigaradia’ from Haiti. The result is a unique 40% alcohol liqueur, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge.

In addition to its flagship Cordon Rouge product, Grand Marnier also produces cognac-based orange flavored liqueurs using rare and XO cognacs. Grand Marnier’s Grande Cuvée Collection includes Cuvée du Centenaire (blended with XO cognacs), Cuvée 1880 ( blended with Grande Champagne XO Cognac) and Quintessence. Created in 2011, Quintessence blends rare cognacs, some more than 100 years old, sourced exclusively from Grande Champagne and fetched from Grand Marnier’s private cellar, Paradis.

Grand Marnier also features Cordon Rouge as an ingredient in Raspberry Peach, another of its liqueur offerings.

How Grand Marnier is Created

Grand Marnier can be drunk neat or used as a mixer in cocktails.

Grand Marnier suggests its product can be used to produce a Grand Side Car.

The Grand Side Car Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 OZ. GRAND MARNIER®
1 ½ OZ. HENNESSY V.S COGNAC
¾ OZ. FRESH LEMON JUICE

HOW TO MAKE:

POUR ALL INGREDIENTS INTO A MIXING GLASS WITH ICE. SHAKE AND STRAIN INTO A MARTINI GLASS.

About Grand Marnier

Grand Marnier was a family-owned business since 1880. Since 1921 the Grand Marnier cellars have been located in the 17th century Castle of Bourg-Charente, in the Cognac region of France. In March 2016, the Campari Group, an Italian spirits and wine conglomerate, purchased the business.

Grand Marnier-Lapostolle
8 r Château,
16200 BOURG CHARENTE

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