Today is France’s national holiday. It’s also National Grand Marnier Day.
I wrote about France’s July 14th holiday last year, but I didn’t know then that the day is also our National Grand Marnier Day!
So, technically, I guess it’s Bastille Day, but this article says we’re not supposed to call it that.
Still, it’s a double-whammy of a day to be imbibing French-themed drinks — especially if those drinks have Grand Marnier in them.
First some ideas not related toGrand Marnier:
- French 75
- French Martini
- St. Germain & Champagne
- Chambord & Champagne
What Is Grand Marnier?
Grand Marnier is an 80 proof, orange-flavored cognac.
It was created by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle in 1880.
Grand Marnier is comprised of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar.
A recipe for a Grand Marnier cocktail taken from Imbibe Magazine:
•1/2 oz. gin
•1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
•1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
•1/2 oz. dry vermouth
•1/2 oz. orange juice
•Dash orange bitters
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Thirsty For More?
— Read this post on Good Spirits News for more Grand Marnier history and a pair of drink recipes.