Grand Marnier Style Liqueur
Grand Marnier is a sweet, strong orange liqueur that is incredibly flavorful and useful in many cocktails or in cooking. It is a must-have liqueur in any bar or kitchen. Even if you don't drink, you must have this for your best cooking.
Recipe type: Liqueurs
Serves: 1 bottle
  • 1/3 Cups orange zest *
  • 1/2 Cups sugar
  • 2 Cups Cognac or French brandy
  • 1/2 teaspoon glycerine
  1. Place zest and sugar in a small bowl. Mash together with the back of a wooden spoon or pestle. Continue until sugar is absorbed into zest. Place in aging container. Add cognac. Stir, cap and age in a cool, dark place 2 to 3 months. Shake monthly.
  2. After initial aging, strain and filter. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Cap and age 3 months more before.
Grand Marnier is a classic orange liqueur to be savored. While ordinary brandy can be used, we recommend a good Cognac or French brandy for best flavor. Ready in 5 to 6 months. Makes about 1 pint. *Authentic Grand Marnier uses bitter Haitian oranges to produce its classic taste. You may use any type of orange peel you wish; however, a bitter type, such as Seville, is preferred for authenticity. Seville oranges produce the authentic taste but any type of orange peel/zest may be used with good results. From "The Art of Making and Cooking with Liqueurs" by Cheryl Long and Heather Kibbey.
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