NATIONAL GRAND MARNIER DAY
National Grand Marnier Day is observed annually on July 14th. An 1880s French invention by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle, Grand Marnier adds a splash of orange liquor to mix drinks or desserts. Also enjoyed neat, this cognac concoction blended one of the most expensive fruits of the time with a strong spirit. The result was truly grand.
Grand Marnier is used in a long list of desserts including liquor cream buns, Yule log, cranberry sauce, Crepes Suzette and Grand Marnier souffle creme brulee’. Grand Marnier is also used in the sauce of the roasted duck dish, “Canard a l’Orange”.
Some examples of the mixed drinks including Grand Marnier are: Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Sidecar, Dirty Harry, Grand Mimosa, B-52, the Grand Marnier Smash, the Grand Smash, the Smash Marnier, the Bloody Smash, the Maced Marnier, the Ace Marnier Smash, the Frosty Smash, the Smace, the Grand Hound, the Blood Pug, the Clarke, the Nogley and the Grand Marnier Fireball.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Make something that uses Grand Marnier as an ingredient. Post on social media using #NationalGrandMarnierDay to encourage others to join in paying it forward.