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We Live Grand Dinner At The Ritz
The French know how to drink. And eat. So it’s shouldn’t come as a big surprise that everyone’s favourite after dinner tipple, Grand Marnier, has had a long standing relationship with luxury hotel the Ritz. As the story goes it was actually César Ritz, who when presented with Louis-Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle’s orange-flavoured liqueur suggested the name: Grand Marnier. “A grand name for a grand liqueur.” Perhaps the famed hotelier also had a side-hustle as a copywriter. To celebrate Master Blender Patrick Raguenaud’s visit to Canada (as well as life in general!) we sat down for a modern take on a menu served 100+ years ago at the Ritz Paris.
Grand Sidecar Cocktail
1 1⁄2 oz Grand Marnier
1 1⁄2 oz Fresh lemon juice
1 dash simple syrup
Add all the ingredients to a shaker (adjusting simple syrup to tartness of lemons) and fill with ice.
Shake hard, and strain into a chilled Martini glass half-rimmed with sugar.
Grand Old Fashioned
2 oz Grand Marnier
4 dashes Angostura Bitters
Brandied or Maraschino Cherry
Combine Angostura bitters and Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge in a rocks glass.
Add ice and stir.
Press orange peel across the top and on the edges of the rocks glass.
Garnish with an orange peel and a brandied or maraschino cherry.
This post was brought to you in partnership with Grand Marnier. Love of finishing dinner with Louis Alexandre Grand Marnier is completely our own.