Homemade Grand Marnier

Marsha Gardner


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

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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.
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.
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