Cognac and Tonic



  • Cognac

  • Tonic water

  • Lemon, thinly sliced

Recipe Preparation

  • Mix two to three parts tonic water with one part Cognac. Serve over ice in a snifter with a slice of lemon.

Recipe by Melissa Clark


Photos by Sarah Flotard

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Beyond G&T: The Best Cocktails to Make With Tonic Water

If you’re drinking tonic water, chances are it’s part of a G&T. If not, it’s almost certainly being mixed with vodka and garnished with some form of citrus fruit. Rarely do we consider tonic as a mixer in other cocktails, likely because of its complex, bitter flavors.

It wasn’t always this way. Tonic water was actually conceived as a means of making quinine powder — a known malaria preventative — more palatable to British soldiers stationed in India in the 19th century. The soldiers soon realized adding gin to the mix improved things significantly. “The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire,” Winston Churchill said years later.

Today, you’d be hard pressed to find many drinkers who associate tonic with health. It is, however, a versatile mixer. When sipped straight, the bitter complexity of tonic water can be divisive but those same flavors make tonic a wonderful match for a range of spirits.

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Take it from us — VinePair recently tasted the bitter, bubbly mixer with just about every spirit in our inventory. Here are our six favorite tonic-tinged cocktails that don’t contain gin or vodka.


Combine two parts tonic, one part Cognac (preferably V.S.), and a good squeeze of lemon for a refreshing drink that hints at a Japanese Highball. Green apple and citrus fruits are the dominant aromas, while the tonic’s bitterness brings out cedar notes on the palate. Add extra tonic if you want to dial down the complexity.


Do you enjoy the bitterness of a Negroni, but find Campari cloying? If so, you’ll love this fruity, earthy mix. It has herbal and sweet vanilla aromas, and a delicate smoky flavor. Garnish with fresh strawberries, an orange wedge, and sprigs of mint for a sophisticated, Pimms Cup-inspired punch.


An aromatic French aperitif made from fortified Bordeaux wine, Lillet’s original formula was actually designed around quinine, making it the ideal pairing for tonic water. (The brand dropped quinine from the recipe in 1985.)

Mix equal parts Lillet Blanc and tonic for an aromatic, floral summer sipper. Add a few drops of lemon juice to bring it to life, and garnish with a slice of blood orange. If you want to be extra, sweeten with a lavender simple syrup and garnish with a split vanilla pod.

Lillet Rosé offers all of the same summer notes, with added red berries, including cherry, strawberry, and raspberry. Substitute fresh lime in place of lemon, and serve with a generous sprig of mint.

Be it white, lightly aged, or dark, pairing rum with tonic is a delightful combo that promises to convert skeptics.

The bitterness of tonic balances out the sweet notes in white rum. Combined with lightly aged rum, the spirit’s vanilla aromas start to shine, complemented by white flowers and coconut. (Basically, if Malibu were classy, this is what it would taste like.) Dark rum and tonic tastes like cloves, cedar, pine, charred wood, and tobacco.

In each of these drinks you can play around with the ratios (they’re all delicious, to be honest). A simple squeeze of lime is all you need to serve.


How you approach tequila and tonic depends on which variation of the agave-based spirit you have in hand.

For a citrus-forward Highball, mix three parts tonic to one part blanco tequila, and garnish with a lemon wedge and cucumber. When pairing with reposados, use two parts for every one part of tequila. The pleasantly sweet mixture showcases the vanilla notes the spirit gains during oak aging. Garnish with a cinnamon stick or freshly grated bitter dark chocolate.

We don’t recommend pairing añejo tequila with tonic. It works, but it’s nowhere near as tasty as blanco or reposado.

White Port

Ubiquitous in Portugal, the porto tonico is a fruity, refreshing aperitif that we can’t get enough of. Combine two parts tonic with one part white port for a fresh, zippy mix that highlights the oxidative notes of the fortified sweet wine. Best of all: White port is just 20 percent ABV, so you can crush a few of these without worrying about overdoing it.

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Grand Sidecar

The Grand Sidecar is the signature classic for Grand Marnier. Truly refreshing and perfectly balanced, the Grand Sidecar effortlessly marries the citrus notes of Cordon Rouge bitter orange liqueur with the intensity of cognac.


  • 50 ml | 1.5 oz Grand Marnier® Cordon Rouge.
  • 20 ml | 0.5 oz cognac
  • 20 ml | 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice


Combine Grand Marnier® Cordon Rouge, cognac and fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into prepared coupe glass and serve.

Grand Old Fashioned

Grand Marnier is added to the traditional Old Fashioned, delivering a smoother and more elegant finish, while delicately layering bitter and sweet flavors.


  • 30 ml | 1 oz Grand Marnier® Cordon Rouge
  • 30 ml | 1 oz Wild Turkey® 101 Bourbon Whiskey
  • 3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Large ice cube
  • Orange twist to garnish


First, combine aromatic bitters, Grand Marnier®, and, finally, whiskey in an old fashioned glass. Add large ice cube and stir until cold and well incorporated. Garnish surface of liquid with orange twist, expressing oils over glass rim.

Grand Margarita

This highly refreshing cocktail pairs sour lime with earthy tequila notes, adding Grand Marnier’s cognac and bitter orange flavor for a refined smoothness and a heightened drinking experience.


  • 30 ml | 1 oz Grand Marnier® Cordon Rouge
  • 30 ml | 1 oz tequila
  • 20 ml | 0.5 oz freshly lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime garnish


Fill a wide, shallow dish with 2-3 mm of fine salt. Cut a lime in half at the width and rub around half of the rim of a margarita glass. Cut a thin, crosswise slice from one of the lime halves for garnish. Holding glass upside down, dip wet half delicately into the salt. Shake Grand Marnier®, tequila and lime juice with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into glass and apply lime garnish to rim.

Grand Mai-Tai

Meaning ‘very good’ in Tahitian, the Grand Mai-Tai is elevated as Grand Marnier takes center stage, delivering a complex twist with rich cognac and bitter orange flavors.


  • 30 ml | 1 oz Grand Marnier® Cordon Rouge
  • 60 ml | 2 oz Appleton Estate® Signature Blend
  • 15 ml | 0.5 oz orgeat syrup
  • 15 ml | 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime slice, mint and pineapple leaf to garnish


Combine all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake briefly. Strain into a Collins or double old fashioned glass. Add garnish to surface of cocktail.

Grand Collins

Grand Marnier adds a playful, yet refined twist to the traditional Tom Collins by replacing its gin base with cognac, creating an intriguing, layered flavor profile to match its lively effervescence.


  • 50 ml | 1.5 oz Grand Marnier® Cordon Rouge
  • 15 ml | 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Soda water
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange zest
  • Raspberry garnish


Place ice cubes in a highball glass and add Grand Marnier®, then fresh lemon juice. Top up with soda water and stir well before adding orange zest and raspberry garnish to cocktail.

Grand Tonic

Grand Marnier perfectly complements the bitterness of effervescent tonic, adding sophistication and delightful nuance through exquisite cognac and exotic orange notes.


  • 50 ml | 1.5 oz Grand Marnier® Cordon Rouge
  • Tonic water
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange slice
  • Raspberry garnish


Place ice cubes in a balloon glass and add Grand Marnier® Cordon Rouge. Top with tonic water and stir well before adding orange slice and raspberry garnish to cocktail.


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15 Cognac Cocktails to Make at Home

This classic liquor is one of the season's hottest cocktail ingredients.

Cognac may make you think of a snifter by the fire on a cold winter night, but this French spirit's nuance and complexity lends itself to a lot more than a simple neat pour. The age old liquor&mdasha type of grape-based brandy from the Cognac region of France&mdashcan found on some of the hottest cocktail lists around the country this season, from old school classics like the sidecar to fresh, modern tipples. If you're looking to shake things up on the home mixology front, we're rounded up some of the best cognac recipes for you to try at home.

2 oz cognac
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz lemon juice
Sugar for rim - optional

Combine ingredients into mixing tin. Add ice and shake strain into chilled martini glass with or without sugared rim.

1 oz H by Hine cognac
.5 oz Junípero Gin
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz orgeat
1 dash Angostura bitters
Superfine sugar
Lemon zest

Chill coupe or Nick & Nora glass and garnish rim by coating the outer lip of the glass with a wedge of lemon and dipping into a shallow dish containing superfine white sugar. Place lemon strip neatly along side of sugared coupe. Combine all liquid ingredients into shaker add ice and shake. Double strain into glass.

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2 oz Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 brandied cherry

Pour bitters and liquors over ice in mixing glass. Stir and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

1 oz Château de Montifaud VSOP cognac
1 oz Plymouth gin
1 oz Contratto bianco vermouth
2 dashes Regans' Orange Bitters No. 6
3 oz club soda

Add spirits and bitters to Collins glass. Add large ice cubes and fill with club soda. Garnish with orange peel (or lemon peel).

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1.25 oz Hennessy X.O.
1 oz madeira
.75 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
1 barspoon demerara syrup (simple syrup made with Demerara or cane sugar)
1 Baldi olive

Add all liquids to a mixing glass with ice and stir to chill then strain into a Nick & Nora or small wine glass. Garnish with Baldi olive.

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2 oz cognac
.25 oz absinthe or herbsaint
3 dashes Peychaud's bitters
Sugar cube

Rinse chilled rocks glass with absinthe or herbsaint and discard. Place sugar cube in bottom of separate mixing glass, cover with three dashes of Peychaud's bitters, and crush cube until fine. Add cognac into mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into chilled absinthe- or herbsaint-washed glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

1.5 oz Hennessy XO
.25 oz Suze
.25 oz Pineau des Charentes
Grapefruit twist

Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

.25 oz simple syrup
.25 oz fresh lemon juice
1.25 oz "good" cognac
Brut champagne
Lemon peel

Combine simple syrup, lemon juice and cognac in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.

1.5 oz. Frapin 1270
.5 oz. lemon juice
.5 oz honey syrup (equal parts honey & water)
1 large strawberry
Sparkling rosé

Muddle strawberry and add in cognac, lemon and honey syrup into a shaker tin with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe or fleet. Top with sparkling rose and garnish with a strawberry.

2 oz Laird's bonded applejack
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz demerara syrup (simple syrup made with demerara or cane sugar)
.5 oz Pierre Ferrand Ambre cognac
1 dash Angostura bitters (optional)

Add all ingredients except cognac to mixing glass. Add ice and shake well. Strain into Old Fashioned glass or Hoffman House goblet filled with large ice cubes or sphere. Top with cognac. Garnish with orange peel and brandied cherry.

1.25 oz Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac
1 oz Employee's Only chai-infused sweet vermouth*
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
.75 oz pomegranate juice
Dried organic rosebuds

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with large, cold ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with three rosebuds.

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4 green cardamom pods
4 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 (.5-inch) piece ginger, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon chai or black tea
1 liter Cinzano Rosso vermouth, divided

Add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and ginger to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat for two minutes. Add in tea and 2 cups of the vermouth. Bring to a low boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Pour remaining vermouth into mixture and strain through cheesecloth. Bottle and store at room temperature.

This Two-Ingredient French Cocktail Will Change Your Life

I discovered it a few months ago while in Cognac, France—where I was frequently served a drink that was essentially one part V.S. (Very Special) or V.S.O.P (Very Superior Old Pale) Cognac, three parts ginger ale, a whole lot of ice, and a citrus garnish.

Practically every meal was preceded by it. But it was served all night long—all afternoon, too, if you wanted it. At first it almost felt heretical to drink it. After all, I had always consumed Cognac neat and as a devoted Scotch drinker, mixing a prized aged spirit seemed wrong. Then I remembered that the recipes for many classic American cocktails were originally made with Cognac—including the mint julep and the Sazerac. (At least before the phylloxera epidemic of the late 1800s struck.)

So I drank it. And it was delicious—a cross between a refreshing Pimm’s Cup and very light Dark & Stormy. I ended up coming back for more. (Admittedly, the fact that I was surrounded by chateaux, fantastically landscaped grounds, and exquisite vineyards made the whole experience even more pleasurable.)

This incredibly refreshing Cognac cocktail only calls for a few ingredients: V.S.O.P Cognac, ginger . [+] all, and a generous serving of ice. And if you're feeling fancy, a citrus garnish.

Turns out, this Cognac cocktail is an integral part of life in this corner of the world—the way an Aperol Spritz is essential drinking when visiting Italy. “It’s all about sharing moments with people, it’s about having fun, it’s a small part of France in a glass,” explains Baptiste Loiseau, Rémy Martin’s cellar master. “So the moment does not really matter, it can be before or after dinner, as long as you have pleasure sharing it with people you care for. Moreover, in the last few years, some new brands of premium mixers have emerged. This makes this simple concoction from the 19th century, an always perfect match today.”

The simplicity of it was key for me. The only real variable was whether you preferred V.S. or V.S.O.P. with the ginger ale. (Don’t even think about using an X.O., which is aged longer.) Hennessy’s recipe calls for V.S. but many Cognac houses, such as Martell and Rémy Martin, prefer using V.S.O.P.

“V.S.O.P is versatile, elegant, and iconic. With its heritage dating back to 1927, our V.S.O.P is like a journey back to the roaring twenties with its French art de vivre,” Loiseau says. “I like this cocktail because it’s the way we drink it in Cognac—with ginger ale or a very good lemonade.”

The question for me was: How would it travel when I left the region? When I got to Paris, I dropped by the legendary Harry’s New York Bar and asked the bartender on duty (who made it perfectly) if he knew what this cocktail was called. I got a shrug. “It’s very popular here and I think even in London,” he said. “But I don’t think there’s a name for it.”

Typically, the Cognac and ginger ale cocktail is enjoyed pre-meal. But it's not a steadfast rule. . [+] Imbibers can enjoy the drink anytime they please.

Back in New York and then later in Hong Kong and Geneva, I attempted to order it several times—in vain. I had asked for a “Cognac and ginger with lots of ice.” I got a look of profound confusion—and skepticism—every time. It was obvious that bartenders outside of France had never heard of it. At one point, I was handed V.S.O.P in a snifter, a highball glass with ice, and a bottle of Fever-Tree ginger ale. I had to make it myself.

Now, I can live with a cocktail that has no name—nobody minds when they order a gin and tonic or vodka tonic. Although I would like to see this drink get something catchy—like, say, a “C&G.” But having a name is no good if no one knows how to make it. So until American bartenders and Cognac drinkers catch on, here’s a foolproof recipe:

“Some may consider this an afternoon or pre-dinner cocktail, as it refreshes the palate and the ginger helps start the digestive process before a meal. But really, it can be enjoyed any time. And because Hennessy V.S is aged in new oak (while the V.S.O.P is aged in a combination of new and seasoned oak), it has more of a bite on the front palate, which we feel makes it more attune to the bite from the ginger. In its most simple form, V.S works very nicely in this cocktail. To drink Cognac with a simple mixer is a very traditional method of consumption, dating back to the early 17th century—timed with the birth of the French spirit itself. During this time, Cognac was often mixed with water to reduce the proof, making it easier to drink (which watered it down after double distillation to mirror the wine it was made from). This classic libation, of course, has changed over time with the use of an evolving style of mixers: first, sparkling water. Later, tonic water (the English traditionally have consumed more Cognac than the French, helping to further shape this drink’s origins). And finally, ginger ale.” —Jordan Bushell, head of mixology at Hennessy

The Hennessy Ginger calls for V.S. Cognac, which works fantastically with the ginger ale.


Directions: Pour Hennessy into highball glass. Add cubed ice (fill the glass). Top with ginger ale. Garnish with a lime wedge or fresh slices of ginger.

I cover all things luxury lifestyle—with a focus on food, spirits, and travel. I'm the former digital director of the Haute Media Group. I've also done time at The New

I cover all things luxury lifestyle—with a focus on food, spirits, and travel. I'm the former digital director of the Haute Media Group. I've also done time at The New York Observer, Metropolis magazine, Lifestyle Mirror, and Tatler Philippines. And I have very deep thoughts about life's finer things—like red meat, brown liquor, and green M&Ms. Follow me on Instagram: @kalindahao

Cognac Has a Long History

Cognac is a type of brandy distilled from wine and made in the Charente and Charente-Maritime regions of France. The name "brandy" comes from the term "brandewijn" or "burnt wine." Cognac itself is named for the town of Cognac, which is about 250 miles south of Paris.

French law indicates that Cognac comes from a very specific grape variety, is distilled twice in special pots and then left for a prescribed period of time in Limousin oak barrels. The spirit's origin goes all the way back to the 17th century. The distillation process was developed to help wine from the Cognac region withstand travel to other European cities.

Every part of the process of cognac production takes place within the areas of the Charente and Charente-Maritime. Cognac carries a high price tag because it has very limited production and high production standards. This can make it less accessible for many people, so consider giving it as a gift if you can.

Cognac has high alcohol content so it can certainly get you drunk quick and many people use it for that purpose. However, it’s a drink that’s supposed to be enjoyed while relaxing and not to get drunk.

According to an article in Livestrong, there is scientific evidence that Cognac may be good for you in moderation. These benefits include: -increase antioxidant levels that can prevent risk of clogged arteries, heart disease, cancer and vision loss and may even help the body absorb other antioxidants.

Recreate These Classic Cocktails With Rémy Martin Cognac and Blow People Away

In the popular imagination, Cognac is always found in bulbous snifters, among smoldering cigars, rich mahogany shelving, and comfy leather chairs. Perhaps this perceived stodginess is why, aside from the famed Sidecar and Vieux Carré, there are so few distinctly Cognac-based cocktails in the modern mixology canon. And yet, Cognac makes a smart substitution for the base in many well-known cocktails, with the ability to elevate classics that more traditionally feature spirits like whiskey, rum, and even gin.

This versatility is the reason Cognac has become increasingly popular in cocktail bars worldwide. With an impressively complex profile, Cognac is rich and aromatic, fruity and floral, yet also spicy, which means that bartenders can play with it in a variety of interesting ways. From cocktails refreshing or robust, stirred or shaken, over ice or served up, Cognac is the quintessential cocktail companion. It’s time you start integrating it into your favorite drinks.

Keeping it classic: The Sidecar

Like many old-time cocktails, the origins are a little murky, but most historians place the Sidecar’s birth in big-city Europe around World War II. Paris would obviously make the most sense as this is a quintessential Cognac cocktail. Rémy Martin 1738 makes a unique addition as its aged in toasted oak barrels, giving it an aroma of plum and fig marmalade that integrates perfectly with the citrusy notes of lemon juice and triple sec, an orange liqueur. The rich butterscotch and baked spices on the palate, however, keep the cocktail in check, giving a smooth and mellow finish.

The Sazerac

Like the Sazerac. Yes, it’s a bit of a cheat, but the easiest cocktail to rebuild with Cognac is this New Orleans staple. That’s because, historically, it is believed to have originally used Cognac (as opposed to today’s rye whiskey-based recipe) until the phylloxera plague hit France in the late-1800s, making the brandy hard to come by. (Admittedly, Cocktail historian David Wondrich has speculated that Sazeracs once being cognac-based is an apocryphal story.)

Whereas the Sazerac is a pretty spicy cocktail when made with rye, swapping Cognac makes for a drink that’s more well rounded, approachable, and, of course, a tad fruity. It’s a wonderful way to amplify a spirit like Rémy Martin’s 1738 Accord Royal. The Cognac’s key flavors of toffee, butterscotch, and baking spices contrast well with the licorice notes of the absinthe in the Sazerac, while the Cognac’s creaminess is bolstered by the sugar cube.

The Old Fashioned

In the same vein of stripped-down and stirred cocktails, the Old Fashioned is another great way to showcase Cognac. Something like Rémy Martin XO plays well with the drink’s minimalism: The simple syrup highlights the sweetness of candied oranges and juicy plums on the palate, the citrus peel garnish amplifies the Cognac’s summer-fruit fragrances, and the Angostura bitters allow tannic notes from the barrel to move to the forefront on the finish. It makes for a terrific dessert pairing with dark chocolate truffles or chocolate mousse.

The Manhattan

Remy Martin Cognac Fine Champagne is so masterfully crafted at each step of the way that it also functions just as well in more baroque cocktails. Take the Manhattan, where it also subs in for American whiskey and plays well with the sweet vermouth and bitters. Rémy Martin’s 1738 integrates beautifully, adding opulence and lengthening the cocktail’s finish. Opt for a citrus garnish to highlight the Cognac’s brighter notes, or go for a more traditional brandied cherry to amplify the dark fruits on the palate. Let this be your dessert all by itself.

The Mint Julep or Mojito

Because of its herbal notes, Cognac is also able to work in lighter, brighter drinks like the Mint Julep or Mojito. Rémy Martin’s VSOP is an interesting way to replace bourbon or aged rum. Due to cask-aging, the heavy notes of vanilla (from aging in French Limousin oak barrels), ripe fruit, and even fresh-cut flowers are apparent. That enables the Cognac to play nice with a variety of citrusy and minty cocktails, ones long and refreshing, too.

Soda or Tonic Highballs

Instead of a scotch & soda, how about a Cognac & soda? Instead of a gin & tonic, try a Cognac & tonic. A cognac & ginger ale, in fact, has become a go-to drink for the French. The Highball’s bubbles bring out notes of fresh fruit and even some underlying licorice in the spirit, making a seemingly no-brainer cocktail feel very complex.

The French 75

And finally, if we started with a bit of a cheat, let’s end with one, too. Though it originally appeared as a gin cocktail as early as 1930’s “Savoy Cocktail Book,” French 75 recipes would come to use Cognac throughout the mid-20th century. While gin-based French 75s are the norm today, many bartenders are starting to favor Cognac once again — it just screams elegance and a sort of old-school sophistication. When implementing Rémy Martin’s 1738 Royal Accord, its fruity notes are amplified by the brightness of the lemon juice, while the sweet fizz of Champagne elevates the aromas of toffee, baking spices, nuts, and dark chocolate. In adding a grape-based sparkling wine to a grape-based spirit, the harmony is immediately apparent.

So forget those snifters and reach for a rocks glass or coupe instead. Ditch the leather-bound study chair and hop onto a bar stool. And snub out your cigar so you can handle a cocktail shaker instead — this is Cognac today.

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Cognac Drinks

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The Best Grand Marnier Cocktails

There's more to this orange liqueur than jazzing up a margarita.

Since 1880, Grand Marnier, the famous French cognac-based orange liqueur, has been bringing a certain je ne sais quoi to our cocktail routines. And while most of us keep a bottle handy for elevating our margaritas, that's not to only way to incorporate some grand flavor to your cocktail hour. Take a look at some of these delicious recipes that highlight Grand Marnier to shake up your drinking routine.


1.5 oz Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
1 bar spoon simple syrup
Dry champagne to top


Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute. Garnish with orange zest.


1 oz Luxardo Amaretto
2 oz Grand Marnier
.5 oz lemon juice


Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake hard. Strain into a martini glass garnished with a sugar rim.

By Erin Ward of Carmine's in New York City, Atlantic City, NJ, Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas


2 oz Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis-Alexandre
.75 oz grapefruit juice
.5 bar spoon honey
.5 oz lemon juice


Stir all ingredients in a rocks glass. Add ice. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and sprayed with orange flower water.


1.5 oz Wolfamer Amaro
.75 oz Grand Marnier
.75 oz Port Charlotte Whiskey


Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange peel.


2 oz Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
10-15 fresh mint leaves


Slap the mint and set it inside the bottom of a rocks glass or julep cup. Add the Grand Mariner and gently muddle. Top with crushed ice to the top of the cup or glass until it forms a cone. Garnish with a bouquet of fresh mint.


4 oz gin
2 oz Grand Marnier
Juice of 1 lemon
2 oz simple syrup
2 oz sauvignon blanc
Splash of absinthe
4 maraschino cherries


Combine gin, Grand Marnier, absinthe, sauvignon blanc, and simple syrup in a large shaker, then add juice of one lemon. Add ice and shake for at least 30 seconds before pouring into coupe glasses. Garnish with two maraschino cherries skewered on bamboo cocktail sticks.


1.5 oz Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
.75 oz lemon juice
1 barspoon simple syrup
3 oz soda water


Build all ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice, and shake. Strain over ice into a Collins glass.


.75 oz Chartreuse
.75 oz Grand Marnier
Splash of Fever Tree Tonic Water
Edible gold flakes and microgreens


Combine ingredients and mixing glass with ice and stir. Top with splash of tonic water and garnish with gold flakes and microgreens.

From The Four Seasons Denver in Denver, CO.


2 oz Avion Silver Tequila
.5 oz Grand Marnier
.5 oz lime juice
.5 oz lemon juice
1.5 oz Ghost Chili Simple Syrup*


Add all ingredients together with ice in a cocktail shaker, shake and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass that has a chili salt rim. Serve with a lime wheel and enjoy.

*Ghost Chili Simple Syrup: Take 1 cup of water and 1 cup of brown demerara with one dried ghost chili pepper, bring to a boil and let cool.

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