Homemade Grand Marnier


Marsha Gardner Recipe

By Marsha Gardner mrdick1950


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I use this lovely orange flavored liqueur in loads of recipes. Probably the most popular is the "Margarita".

Ingredients

2/3 c
orange zest
1 c
sugar
4 c
cognac or brandy
1 tsp
glycerin, for texture

Directions Step-By-Step

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Place zest and sugar in a small bowl. Mash together with the back of a wooden spoon or a muddle. Continue until sugar is absorbed into zest. Place in a container with a tight seal, preferably glass. Add cognac and glycerin; stir and seal.
2
Allow to age in a cool, dark place 2 to 3 months. Shake monthly. After initial aging, strain and filter. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Cap and age 3 months more before serving.
3
Note: Seville oranges produce the authentic taste but any type of orange peel/zest may be used with good results.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails


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8 Comments

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Tom Newburgh tomthedj
Nov 2, 2012
Sounds good to me.

Tom
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Marsha Gardner mrdick1950
Nov 2, 2012
I'll correct the post, just add with all the other ingredients. If you leave it out it will be okay, glycerin just makes it smoother.
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Tom Newburgh tomthedj
Nov 2, 2012
Hi, Marsha...
First of all, thanks for responding to my question about adding recipes to my recipe box.
Now onto this question; when do you add the glycerin?
I didn't see anything in the directions.
Thanks

Tom
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Donna Randles MrsPotatoHead
Aug 29, 2012
Lol...that's what I thought, but you never know! Thanks so much!
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Marsha Gardner mrdick1950
Aug 29, 2012
How about 4 cups of brandy. That is what happens with the ingredient measurement thingy. If you don't pay close attention you get some other size or description. I will change it. Thanks for pointing this out to me. In one other recipe I had "bake for 3 months" I could use a proof reader. I try, but I think we see what we want or expect on the page, instead of what is actually there sometimes.