Today is National Grand Marnier Day!

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Today is National Grand Marnier Day. Invented in 1880 by Frenchman,  Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle, it is made from a blend of true cognac and distilled essence of bitter orange. This liquor can be used to make drinks as well as delicious desserts like creme brulee and Crepes Suzette. So, in honor of this fine day make the Grand Smash after work today and enjoy your evening.

GRAND SMASH

Ingredients:

  • 1½ oz. Grand Marnier®
  • 4 chunks fresh lemon (½ lemon)
  • 6-8 mint leaves
Directions:
  1. Muddle mint leaves and lemon wedges in a tall mixing bar glass.
  2. Add Grand Marnier® and ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain over ice in a 10-1/4 oz rocks glass and garnish with a fresh mint.