Liqueur - Fruit

Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Triple Orange Liqueur

From: France Liquor Review Category: Fruit Liqueur

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This score falls in the 99th percentile of all spirits in the Liqueur category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Wine Enthusiast

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  • 2006
  • 2012

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Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge orange liqueur is the flagship and classic cordial available in just about every bar the world over. Despite murderous variations in pronunciation, it is considered the "essential" ingredient for many cocktails when the snobs sneer at triple-sec. The website currently (April, 2009) claims they sell a bottle every two seconds somewhere in the world.

In a positive review in 2012, Wine Enthusiast mentioned that cocktail geeks "gleefully shorthand" the name to "GrandMa." At 80 proof, we feel that'll be a happy grandma.

Grand Marnier is still produced and run by the same family that founded it 150 years ago: the Marnier Lapastolles. It was founded in 1827 by Jean-Baptiste Lapastolle. The original name was "Curacao Marnier" but was so well-regarded by a friend that it was renamed "Grand Marnier" in the creator's honor: "A grand name for a grand liqueur." The orange liqueurs are a blend or orange flavoring with cognac. They offer various "expressions" based primarily on the age of the cognacs used for the blend.

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This bottle has 14 ratings and 14 reviews.
Armadillo7 Armadillo7 (19) (2016-08-25)
Aaaaaaaaaaaaas
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ericdrinksliquor ericdrinksliquor (41) (2016-04-06)
Tastes good on ice, potentially a good replacement for Triple Sec
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KaiserSoze KaiserSoze (125) (2015-10-26)
A little pricey, but a very versatile spirit! Great on the rocks, in a snifter, or in any drink recipe calling for triple sec or Cointreau. This is my preferred orange liqueur for both margaritas and breakfast martinis.
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DrP DrP (20) (2015-03-05)
4.4/5 This is a must for any home bar. Great in a margarita and so many other drinks, as well as on the rocks. The price is a little higher than I'd prefer, but its my favorite go to orange flavoring. The cognac does a good job of smoothing down the sweetness of the orange a little, but if you are looking for a stronger orange flavor, I'd go for Grand Gala or Cointreau.
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dbmkt1 dbmkt1 (9) (2014-10-17)
It's a 3.5 because of the price. Downsides: Can be replaced by Gran Gala as a mixer. Orange flavor is somewhat hidden. Upside: Can be enjoyed straight. The cognac base makes it very smooth. I mix it with brandy or bourbon and it tastes great. But when I run out, I'll stick with Gran Gala at a lower price because it's just not that much better as a mixer.
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scollings scollings (83) (2014-08-26)
Not worth the price difference from Gran Gala. Would rather have Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao or, on an odd day, Mandarine Napoleon liqueur, or better yet, Royal Combier Grande Liqueur, a personal favorite. Too much money for what it is. Sorry.
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Ackman Ackman (94) (2013-09-20)
A key ingredient in a margarita. Has an orange flavor up front and the cognac is in the back just letting you know it's there. Simply delicious.
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bdehoog bdehoog (73) (2012-11-20)
decent stuff but not very interesting and very expensive. syrupy. would rather go with gran gala.
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StanMemTn StanMemTn (101) (2012-09-12)
Just the greatest.  I enjoy this neat and also mixed 1:1 with another good brandy.  With the right cigar, can just make my whole night!
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dfwitt dfwitt (21) (2012-02-20)
Great after-dinner liqueur and a premium replacement for triple sec in an upscale margarita.
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Irishman Irishman (271) (2010-11-24)
Wonderful orange flavored mixer!
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Rampage455 Rampage455 (9) (2010-11-15)
This stuff does not go down particularly smooth, and I don't think I can taste much orange. That being said, everyone has that drink that gets them drunk fast; this is mine. One shot feel like five. It doesn't taste great by itself, but it does get me drunk fast; what more can you ask for?
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jasonjohnson1898 jasonjohnson1898 (17) (2009-03-18)
delicious orange cognac. one leads to ten and you wanna keep going. if you like cognac you'll love this. also try navan!
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Perrin Perrin (68) (2009-03-03)
Couldn't taste the Orange at all. Mixer only
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