Articles Tagged: Grand Marnier

Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Review

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Last week, I volunteered at a fantastic Grand Marnier tasting at San Francisco’s own Boothby Center.  We were lucky enough to taste through the Grand Marnier portfolio with its Master Distiller Patrick Raguenaud.  Mr. Raguenaud was charming and incredibly knowledgeable.  He captivated the audience for almost two hours.  Not necessarily an easy task when discussing the fine art of distilling.  The audience was captivated by both Mr. Raguenaud’s discussion and the incredible cocktails using Grand … Read more

Saint Valentine

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This sophisticated Valentine’s Day cocktail was created by the Professor, David Wondrich. The sweet, almost fruity port and rum in this drink will have you wondering why champagne is so popular on Valentine’s Day.… Read more

Lucky Dragon

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Ingredients:
2 oz Camus Elegance VSOP Cognac
.5 oz Grand Marnier
.25 oz ginger liqueur

Directions:
Combine all ingredients with ice and stir.  Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.

Courtesy of Camus Elegance VSOP Cognac.… Read more

Bridesmaid Sidecar

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Ingredients:
2 oz Camus VS Elegance Cognac 
1 oz sweet & sour mix
1 oz Grand Marnier 

Directions:
Combine all in a shaker with ice; strain into a small rocks glass with salted rim. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Courtesy of Camus VS Elegance Cognac.… Read more

Drunken Cranberry Sauce

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Some people are really attached to having can-shaped cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. This year, you can save the canned stuff for the kids’ table. Why not add a little creativity—and booze—to your turkey dinner?

This sauce keeps for several weeks, so it’s an easy thing to make ahead of time. Hit the sauce!

Ingredients:

12 oz fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup vodka
2 tbsp Grand Marnier
1 tbsp orange juice
Orange twist, garnish… Read more

Kentucky Apple Sour

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In honor of the Kentucky Derby, here’s a recipe from our book, DIY Cocktails. Horse racing and bourbon go hand in hand, but you don’t have to be in the stands wearing your best seersucker suit or fancy hat to enjoy a little bit of Kentucky at home!

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz bourbon
½ oz Grand Marnier
½ oz  fresh apple juice
½ oz  fresh lemon juice

Directions:
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail … Read more

Mango Margarita

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Fresh mango is fantastic. It’s lightly sweet, and its tropical flavor can instantly transport you to a relaxing place. Put that in a margarita and you have a winner!

This delightful fresh mango margarita will pair equally well with spicy food on Cinco de Mayo or a lovely brunch or picnic on Mother’s Day. I may just do both … it’s that good.Read more

Irish Flag #2

 

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Red Zone Refresher

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Courtesy of Ketel One Citroen.… Read more

Kentucky Apple Sour Jellies

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Jell-O shots are fun, but they don’t taste like cocktails.  This sophisticated take on the Jell-O shot, which like the Brits we’re going to call a “jelly,” tastes like a cocktail in solid form. I reinterpreted the Kentucky Apple Sour, a recipe from our upcoming book DIY Cocktails, and turned it into a jiggly finger food. I used sparkling apple juice because I had some in the house and think it adds a little … Read more

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