Grand Marnier, S’il Vous Plait

Grand Marnier Sidecar

For centuries, Grand Marnier has been the spirit to express every romantic occasion. What originally began as a love story in France in 1876, when Louis Alexandre Marnier married Julia LaPostolle, the liquor has stood the test of time After all, the Marnier family were wine merchants who distributed LaPostolle’s high-quality fruit liqueurs in the Sancerre region of France, perfectly blending the love of orange liqueur and knowledge of cognac with the love of each other. Thus, a union was created that would become the renowned house of Grand Marnier-Lapostolle.

Dabble in your own love story with a glass of Grand Marnier or kick it up a notch with these cocktail recipes fit for royalty below.

Marnier Cordon Rouge (Core) 

Grand Marnier’s signature expression Cordon Rouge is the perfect gift for any friendly gathering. Entertain with Grand Marnier’s elevated Grand 75 cocktail made with champagne for a celebratory twist. Retails for $39.99.

Grand 75

1.5 oz of Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
0.75 oz of fresh lemon juice
1 bar spoon of simple syrup
2 oz of dry French Champagne
Orange twist for garnish

  1. Combine Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice in a shaker tin. Add ice and shake.
  2. Fine strain into a chilled flute or coupe glass. Top with dry French champagne and garnish with an orange twirl

Grand Sidecar

1.5 oz of Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
0.75 oz of Cognac
0.75 oz of fresh lemon juice
Orange twist for garnish 

  1. Combine ingredients in a shaker tin. Add ice and shake.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass without sugar. Garnish with an orange twist.

Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis Alexandre (Exclusive)

Grand Marnier’s Louis-Alexandre is an intense profile enchanted with the subtle essence of aromatic bitter oranges. Perfect to gift to your significant other, enjoy on the rocks, neat or pay homage to Grand Marnier’s love story namesake with a sophisticated Le Grand Louis. Retails for $69.99.

Le Grand Louis

2 oz of Grand Marnier Louis-Alexandre
0.75 oz of Cinzano 1757 Extra Dry Vermouth
Dash of orange bitters
Lemon twist for garnish

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until cold.
  2. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass or small cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Grand Marnier Du Centenaire (Exclusive)

Celebrate the brand’s 100th anniversary of the joining of House Marnier-Lapostolle with this exceptional blend of refined XO Cognacs with the essence of tropical bitter oranges. Best served neat or on the rocks, you’ll be looking for any excuse to break this one out of the cupboard. Retails for $199.99.

Grand Marnier 1880 (Exceptional)

The pièce de résistance: Grand Marnier 1880. For the most intimate and luxurious of moments, crack open this distinctive liqueur made exclusively of premium Grande Champagne Cognac XO. Indulge in a snifter glass served neat at room temperature. Retails for $349.99.

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Jennifer Fauci
Jennifer Fauci is the former managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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