The story begins in 1880 France when Louis-Alexandre Marnier decided to blend cognac with a Caribbean orange known as "citrus bigaradia". The experiment created a tasty orange flavored liqueur he initially dubbed Curacao Marnier. It wasn't until later that same year Louis shared it with Cesar Ritz, long time friend and hotel tycoon, who exclaimed "Grand Marnier®" that the name was born.
What To Do With It:
- .33 oz Kahlua®
- .33 oz Baileys®
- .33 oz Grand Marnier®
Layer the ingredients into a shot glass in the order Kahlue®, Baileys® and finally Grand Marnier® then serve.
- 1.5 oz Premium Tequila
- 1 oz Grand Marnier®
- 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
Add ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake, strain into a martini glass rimmed with salt, garnish with a lime or lime peel.
- 1.5 oz Cognac
- .75 oz Grand Marnier®
- .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Build ingredients over ice in shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon peel.