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These Grand Marnier cocktails have a level of sophistication that only this top shelf orange liqueur can bring! Here are the top drinks to try.

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Got a bottle of Grand Marnier? This top-shelf orange liqueur adds a level of sophistication to every drink it touches. You can drink it straight up, but it’s even better mixed into cocktails. What’s Grand Marnier, exactly? It’s a French liqueur that blends Cognac, bitter orange and sugar. The bottle you’ll typically see is actually called Cordon Rouge: that’s the Grand Marnier brand’s most popular product.

What does Grand Marnier taste like? You’ll taste bitter orange and brandy, and the finish has notes of vanilla and oak. And who wouldn’t want to add that to a drink? Here are the top Grand Marnier cocktails to try with this liqueur! There’s something for everyone, from the high-end Cadillac margarita to simply pairing it with bubbly Prosecco.

And now…the top Grand Marnier cocktails to try!

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Grand Marnier

Cadillac Margarita (with Grand Marnier!)

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Step up your margarita game with the Cadillac Margarita! It uses top-shelf tequila and Grand Marnier liqueur to add sophistication and style.


  • 3 tablespoons (1 ½ ounces) best quality tequila reposado
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) Cointreau
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) Grand Marnier
  • Kosher salt or flaky sea salt, for the rim
  • For the garnish: Lime wedge


  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of flaky sea salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
  2. Place tequila, Cointreau and lime juice in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until cold.
  3. Strain the margarita into the glass with the salted rim. Then carefully pour the Grand Marnier onto the top of the drink over an inverted spoon (float it!). Serve immediately.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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