Grand Marnier (French pronunciation: [g??~ ma?nje]) is a liqueur created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. It is made from a blend of true cognacs and distilled essence of bitter orange. Grand Marnier is 40% alcohol (70 Proof in UK, 80 Proof in US). It is produced in several varieties, most of which can be consumed "neat" as a digestif and can be used in mixed drinks and desserts. In France this kind of use is the most popular especially with Crêpes Suzette and "crêpes au Grand Marnier". César Ritz reportedly came up with the name "Grand Marnier" for Marnier-Lapostolle, who in return helped him purchase and establish the Hotel Ritz Paris.
Serve with: Pork Tenderloins with GrandMarnier Soy Marinade over mashed green chile yucca.
Released in 1927 for the 100thAnniversary of the Company.Blends fine cognacs carefully selectedfrom the top two growing regions—Grande and Petite Champagne.Perfect balance between the eleganceand complexity of the cognac and theessence of orange. Harmonious, elegant taste. Long,lingering aftertaste.This blend uses cognac aged up to25 years.