Grand Marnier

+33 (0)1 42 66 43 11 91 Boulevard Haussman
Paris, 75008
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Grand Marnier is the world’s most famous orange liqueur, produced at the Château de Bourg-Charente in Cognac, France. It was created in 1880 when Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle produced his recipe at the distillery founded by his grandfather-in-law, Jean-Baptise Lapostolle, at Neauphe-le-Château. It was, for the time, an exotic blend of Caribbean oranges, Citrus bigaradia, and aged Cognac. In those days, oranges were considered luxury items consumed only for special occasions, and to distill them with Cognac was a rare treat indeed. At the insistence of his friend, hotelier César Ritz, he named the concoction “Grand Marnier.” 

By 1900, it had made the rounds, winning numerous medals at world exhibitions and gathering huge acclaim. It was embraced as an elegant after dinner drink after gaining popularity at the Ritz hotel. In the early 1900s, the celebrated chef Georges Aguste Escoffier created two of his most famous recipes using Grand Marnier - the Cr& Read more »

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  • Navan Cognac Vanilla'

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    Unfortunately, Navan is no longer available in the U.S. except through private auction. But, we have a great substitute for Navan. It's called Artez Arvani and is an Armagnac in which full Madagascar vanilla beans have steeped. It's a little less sweetened than Navan however, which is actually good for the cocktails. Check us out, www.heavenlysp... Read More

    Wine review by Ndolin


  • The Margaritas went well...supposedly very good Tequila (Fortaleza silver, ... ... ... limes I've seen and Grand Marnier. I went with the recipe I found on-line, 1.5 oz. Tequila, 1 oz. Grand Marnier, 1/4 oz. lime juice. Smeared some lime around the rim and salted them, turned out great! Though a little strong for my wife, the hostess who lean... Read More

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  • Alternatively, Vino, it's a shame to waste good tequila on margaritas ... ... ... some artistry. Too much Grand Marnier and yecchh. Too young fruit (limes or lemons) and you may even need some sugar or simple syrup. A balancing act, but when you learn to get it right the simple purity of the drink is so right you can drink them indefinitely. ... Read More

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  • JD, we like to keep our margaritas simple as well. On the rocks with a salty ... ... be a shame to waste the grand marnier on something that has a worm in the bottle and a plastic red hat on to Read More

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  • May try my hand at making Margarita's tonight...just grand marnier and lime juice shaken up with tequila, how hard could it be? Read More

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  • You've never had liquor with chocolate 'pudding', Greg?  One ... mousse, usually made with Grand Marnier, but Calvados, grappa, marc, Cognac, Armagnac and even Bourbon have all made it in as substitutes from time to time.Sorry, but no red wine need apply for a match. Unless maaaaaaaybe Bandol.  ; Read More

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  • I wonder how I would do it. I never made it with chocolate, always just plain. ... ... get the mousse with Grand Marnier and all of the others actually - spirits and chocolate are a natural match. But wine is harder? That Zin or a Garnacha or anything really super fruity and non-oaky would be my choice.By complete coincidence I had this pairi... Read More

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  • The other night I opened a bottle of Garnacha and to say the least it wasn't good at all.  I ambled into the kitchen seeking a small snack. I found some Australian Licorice. I ate one piece and took another sip of wine, viola' the wine was now very acceptable to drink. I also had a small dish of chocolate pudding with chocolate chips on top. Too... Read More

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  • Keeping it simple. Proven success at beach facilities, on boats, at party ... ... ... local citrus varieties)Grand Marnier or Cointreau or Triple Sec (in that order)SaltSugar (maybe)IceSome way to shakemup (even a mason jar with a lid will work)I like them strong and tart. Seems I'm not the only one.  Only use sugar when the limes or lemons a... Read More

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  • Since in another thread we've been getting sillier and sillier, I thought I'd bring some spillover into a new thread.What wine goes in the location shown below? My first choice would be something else (margaritas; or Pacifico, even Tecate with a 100% agave tequila or mescal shot backing it up--alternatively even Negro Modelo or Bohemia darker br... Read More

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