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19 Divine Grand Marnier Cocktails For A Touch Of Orange 

The classic orange cognac, Grand Marnier has been a favorite after-dinner liqueur for decades. Enjoyed on its own with ice or straight up, it has a depth and distinctive orange flavor that brings fabulous citrus notes to many cocktails.

If you’re looking to up your cocktail game, Grand Marnier is an easy, sure-fire choice. The compliments will come fast and furious from your guests at your next social with any of the amazing recipes provided for you here!

What are you waiting for? Pick up a bottle of one of the most-loved liqueurs ever and have some delicious fun!

Quick Table: Best Grand Marnier Cocktails

RecipesCalories Per ServingPreparation Time
Cadillac Margarita275 5 Min
Classic Tequila Sunrise264 1 Min
Grand Mimosan/a5 Min
B-52n/a5 Min
Fruity White Wine And Grand Marnier Sangria 44 10 Min
Cranberry Screwdriver182 5 Min
Cranberry And Grand Marnier Champagne Cocktail182 10 Min
Orange Old Fashionedn/a10 Min
Winter Sangria n/a15 Min
Mai Tain/a5 Min
Grand Marnier, Kahlua, Hot Chocolate Lattesn/a10 Min
Grand Marnier And Champagne210 5 Min
Pomegranate Martinin/a5 Min
Grand Marnier Margarita n/a5 Min
Grenadine Sunrise198 5 Min
Cosmopolitan And Grand Marnier 286 5 Min
Sidecar Cocktail482 10 Min
Parisian Coffeen/a5 Min
Blueberry Tea Cocktailn/a5 Min

1. Cadillac Margarita

Who doesn’t love a Margarita?! This Mexican favorite highlights Tequila, and traditionally is paired with Triple Sec. Well, move on over Triple Sec, and elevate your Margarita with a new, sophisticated partner.

Top-shelf liqueur, Grand Marnier, brings sophistication with its rich, orange notes which pair beautifully with Tequila and a splash of lime. In a word, divine. 

Calories Per Serving: 275

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

2. Classic Tequila Sunrise 

An orange liqueur added to the Classic Tequila Sunrise is a natural combination. Grand Marnier adds fabulous depth to the orange juice featured in this popular bright, citrusy beverage.

With the addition of Grand Marnier this Sunrise possesses a lovely, warm glow – a great cocktail to enjoy in the warm company of friends around the pool or campfire.

Calories Per Serving: 264

Preparation Time: 1 Minute

3. Grand Mimosa

With its champagne bubbles and beautiful orange color, the Mimosa says, “Let’s celebrate!” Light and lovely, the Mimosa is taken to a whole new level with the addition of Grand Marnier.

Whether you prefer your Mimosa with more Champagne and less O.J. or the other way around, this ever popular cognac will provide an element that will have your taste buds jumping for joy!

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

4. B-52

Does the B-52 bring back memories of your college days? Coffee flavour, caramel, orange – three fabulous flavors together in a shot glass.

Monumental liqueurs – Kahlua, Baileys and Grand Marnier are a gorgeous combination. Throw this magic concoction back all at once to enjoy the mix of flavors, or take your time and sip it like it’s dessert.

However you choose to consume it, the B-52 is a classic beverage. You can’t go wrong with these three from the top-shelf!

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

5. Fruity White Wine And Grand Marnier Sangria

Does anything say summer party more than Sangria? This delicious Sangria is the perfect summer get-together beverage. What’s more, it’s super quick and easy.

Choose your favorite wine, add lots of fruit – have fun mixing it up – and, the best part, the beautiful flavor of Grand Marnier. This wonderful orange liqueur is the perfect complement to the wine and fruit flavors. Have fun, enjoy!

Calories Per Serving: 44

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

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6. Cranberry Screwdriver

The Screwdriver is a well-known, popular Vodka and O.J. beverage. This version of the Screwdriver takes it from good to great, and is the perfect cocktail for winter festivities!

For your next holiday social, make this version which pairs orange juice with Cranberry Vodka giving the beverage a pretty reddish color in keeping with holiday decor.

The addition of Grand Marnier makes this drink truly holiday-worthy. The richness of this incomparable orange liqueur elevates this holiday treat!

Calories Per Serving: 182

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

7. Cranberry And Grand Marnier Champagne Cocktail

Effervescent elegance and sophistication in a flute, this Champagne cocktail with cranberry and Grand Marnier will have your New Year’s Eve guests raving.

Grand Marnier reflects the importance of the occasion with its rich, orange flavor and pairs beautifully with Champagne.

The New Year’s beverage. Raise your glass of this fabulous cocktail as you and your guests look ahead with joy and bubbly anticipation of what the New Year will bring.

Calories Per Serving: 182

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

8. Orange Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is an American classic cocktail. Over the decades people have played with the additions to this rye-based beverage.

One of the best versions is the Orange Old Fashioned that sees the addition of Grand Marnier. This rich, orange liqueur brings an element of warmth to this classic, one you’ll want to try if you haven’t already.

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

9. Winter Sangria

Flip the fabulous refreshing summer Sangria cocktail on its head to enjoy a delicious winter beverage.

Here, Grand Marnier accompanies red wine, brandy, pomegranate drinks and fresh fruit to create the perfect delicious drink for after an afternoon of skating, sledding, skiing, or a brisk walk on a snow-covered trail.

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

10. Mai Tai

Float away to an island in your dreams as you sip on this tropical treat. Fruity cocktails, nutty and a whole lot of delicious, the Mai Tai has rum as its base, and adds Grand Marnier, orgeat syrup, and lime juice for zing.

Don’t be fooled by imposters which usually contain pineapple juice and taste super sweet. The real thing is far more enjoyable for the taste buds and way more interesting.

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

11. Grand Marnier, Kahlua, Hot Chocolate Lattes

Do your childhood memories contain one or two of drinking delicious hot chocolate with oodles of marshmallows as you warmed up after a brisk snowball fight? Mine certainly do, and I didn’t grow out of my love for hot chocolate as I became an adult.

For all of you kindred spirits, here is a marvelous recipe that is definitely not your grandmother’s hot chocolate. With the addition of Grand Marnier and Kahlua liqueurs, you’ll be feeling toasty in no time.

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

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12. Grand Marnier And Champagne

Two elegant companions make up this simple, and simply lovely beverage. Grand Marnier takes the place of the usual orange juice pairing with Champagne, and the result is a sophisticated, bubbly cocktail.

Calories Per Serving: 210

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

13. Pomegranate Martini

Do you prefer your martini stirred, not shaken? Well, this recipe does call for some shaking, but a little exercise is good for a person.

This Vodka martini gets a flavor boost from pomegranate juice and, of course, Grand Marnier. Add a little lemon juice, and you have a flavorful winner of a martini!

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

14. Grand Marnier Margarita

Lounging by a pool with a margarita in hand, pretty pink salted rim glistening in the sunlight. This margarita, made with reposado tequila drinks and Grand Marnier has a fabulous flavor!

Take the time to add freshly squeezed blood orange juice for the perfect touch!

Calories Per Serving: 171

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

15. Grenadine Sunrise

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous sunrise, and this drink truly looks like a sunrise in a glass? From red to orange to golden yellow and finally a sunshine shade, this drink is as lovely to look at as it is delicious drink to taste.

Grand Marnier, Prosecco, brandy, orange juice, and grenadine work their magic in this cocktail.

Calories Per Serving: 198

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

16. Cosmopolitan With Grand Marnier

Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, Vodka, and cranberry flavour juice combine to make a superb Cosmopolitan. This recipe takes the well-loved drink to a new level, and packs a powerful punch. Try it once, and we’re confident you won’t go back to your traditional Cosmopolitan.

Calories Per Serving: 286

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

17. Sidecar Cocktail

This Sidecar is super simple. If you prefer a less sweet cocktail, this is a good option. The rim is sugared, and you can forgo this if you wish, but it does add to the overall flavor of the drink.

Just three ingredients – Grand Marnier, cognac and lemon juice – make this an easy cocktail choice.

Calories Per Serving: 482

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

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18. Parisian Coffee

If you’re a specialty coffee fan, or have always wanted to try one, this is for you. A simple recipe that will be ready in no time. Brew a cup of coffee and add Grand Marnier, cognac or brandy, and top with whipped cream.

This is a lovely way to finish a special meal with friends or to elevate your daily dose of caffeine.

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

19. Blueberry Tea Cocktail

All fellow tea lovers out there, and anyone who would like to give a warm, cozy drink a try you’ll want to make this beautiful tea recipe.

So quick and so delicious. It’s called blueberry flavour tea, but there are actually no blueberries in it.

The blueberry flavor comes from the combination of Orange Pekoe tea, Grand Marnier and Amaretto. Enjoy.

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Grand Marnier?

Grand Marnier is one of the best-known liqueurs and has a cognac base. It was created by a French man named Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle in 1880.

What Does Grand Marnier Taste Like?

Grand Marnier has a distinctive orange flavor. It has a strong flavor with notes of vanilla and toffee. It pairs well with many other flavors.

What Is The Best Way To Use Grand Marnier?

Grand Marnier, with its full, rich, orange flavor is a marvelous complement for many cocktails, even creating a special coffee or tea. It can be used in conjunction with brandy and cognac, adding complexity to the beverage.

It can also be used as a topping in desserts and even a simple bowl of ice cream to make it extra-special.

19 Divine Grand Marnier Cocktails For a Touch of Orange 

Grand Marnier Cocktails For a Touch of Orange


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