Get some inspiration for your next party with these 17 Grand Marnier cocktails.
In this article, learn how to make some of the best Grand Marnier drinks around!
Are you a fan of orange liqueur?
Have you ever tried Grand Marnier?
If so, you’ll know that it’s not just any old orange-flavored liqueur.
It’s an experience.
It’s subtle and sophisticated.
And it’s intriguing.
But if you haven’t tried it, you should.
Grand Marnier is made from Cognac infused with exotic bitter orange, giving it an intoxicating taste that is both powerful and complex.
The aroma is unparalleled—it’s so strong that it will leave your senses reeling and wanting more.
But what really makes Grand Marnier unique is its versatility: it can be used to create different cocktails, each with its own unique twist on this timeless liqueur.
And since it’s a great balance to other drink ingredients, you can play around with your recipes and make them your own.
For something light and refreshing, try a Champagne Cosmopolitan Cocktail.
In the mood for something heavy and boozy? Make yourself a glass of Satan’s Whiskers Cocktail.
Want to stick to the classics?
You can go to Grand Mimosas.
You can do a lot with Grand Marnier, but #16 is something you shouldn’t miss.
Try it yourself, and you’ll know why.
1. Grand Marnier Margarita
When you think of a margarita, what comes to mind?
A briny, lime-soaked rim?
Something easy to drink and great for a group?
If so, you’re probably thinking about the Grand Marnier Margarita.
Grand Marnier Margarita is a fresh and easy drink with the perfect combination of sweet and tart with enough alcohol to make you feel like you’ve had a drink without getting hammered.
The tequila taste shines through in this drink, but it doesn’t overpower the other flavors.
I recommend this drink if you want something that everyone can enjoy.
Do you know what makes a brunch cocktail special?
The fact that it’s a fruitier version of a cocktail. It’s like you’re drinking a fruit punch!
Grand mimosa is exactly this kind of drink: it’s refreshing, festive, and made with orange juice, champagne, and orange liqueur.
It has a sweet taste and a fancy feel, with notes of vanilla and orange goodness coming from the orange liqueur.
And it’s perfect for holiday brunches or just when you need something festive in your life.
Grand Whiskey Sour is an old classic with a twist.
It’s sour in taste rather than sweet, making it a sophisticated drink choice for your next party or event.
But what’s so special about this cocktail?
Well, let me tell you—it’s the Grand Marnier that makes it unique.
Unlike other liquors, which tend to have a bold flavor and are often consumed in shots or straight up, Grand Marnier has a sweeter taste that pairs well with whiskey.
This gives you enough sweetness but also keeps things balanced so that you don’t feel like you’re drinking regular orange juice.
You’ve had the classic lemon drop martini.
You’ve had the classic gin and tonic.
But what I’m going to show you here is neither.
This is the lemon drop cocktail, a twist on the classic lemon drop martini that’s light and refreshing but still packs a punch.
It has a subtle lemony taste, with just enough of a sweet-and-sour flavor to keep things interesting—and it’s garnished with rosemary sprigs and a slice of lemon for good measure.
Sometimes, it’s the simplest things that make people happy.
And apple cider margaritas are one of those simple pleasures that can bring a lot of joy to your day.
They’re sweet, they’re tangy, and they taste smooth.
And if you rim your glass with cinnamon sugar, you’ll have an extra burst of flavor on top of all that goodness.
If you like lemonade, Cognac, and Grand Marnier, then you’ll love the Sidecar Cocktail.
It sounds a bit grand, but there’s nothing complicated about this drink at all.
In fact, it’s so easy that even you could make it with your eyes closed.
But don’t let its simplicity fool you.
This cocktail tastes amazing!
The delicate richness of Cognac mingles with tart lemon juice to create a smooth cocktail that’s both refreshing and decadent at the same time.
Then you’ll also get the candied sweetness of Grand Marnier that will last long after each sip.
7. Mai Tai
If you’re looking for a drink that’s just as awesome as it sounds, Mai Tai is the one.
This cocktail has got it all: tart and strong, with a prominent rum flavor.
It’s also complex, fruity, and subtle.
And it has a subtle sweetness with nutty and vanilla notes that go against the sharp citrus flavors.
You can find Mai Tai in just about every cocktail bar in America, but it’s still worth making at home if you have the ingredients (which you probably do).
It’s one of those beautiful Grand Marnier cocktails that will wow anyone who tastes it—including yourself.
White Wine & Grand Marnier Sangria is the definition of a party in a glass.
It’s loaded with fresh fruits, has a rainbow of colors, and tastes like bursts of sunshine in your mouth.
The white wine is light and crisp, not too sweet or heavy.
And the Grand Marnier Sangria is sweet and tangy – a fantastic blend between the two.
Plus, it’s refreshing, tart, and fruity.
It’s the ideal drink when you want to feel like you’re on vacation without leaving your house.
You’ll want to sip this one slowly so you can savor every last drop.
El Presidente is a boozy Cuban drink, and it’s truly captivating.
It is a delightful mix of flavors—slightly sweet but impressively sophisticated.
It’s got just enough bitterness to keep things interesting without being bitter-bitter.
And it has an almost citrusy note that adds just the right amount of zing to make your taste buds dance.
Truly, it will leave you craving another sip. And another. And another…
Want to experience what it’s like to have a little bit of caramel, orange, and cream but with a nice kick of whiskey?
Then you should try the B52 shot cocktail.
It’s light and easy to drink, making it great for savoring nice and slow.
But hey, it still packs a punch.
Besides, it’s eye-catching too!
You’ll easily notice this little cocktail across the room—and so will everyone else who sees you drinking it.
Have you ever tried a Classic Tequila Sunrise?
If not, you need to because it’s a nice way to start your day or end it.
Classic Tequila Sunrise is a long drink that’s as complex as refreshing, with brightness from the citrus juices and sweetness from the grenadine balancing out the tang from the orange juice.
Then you get to round it all off with a hit of Grand Marnier and a pop of maraschino cherries for garnish.
It’s a classic for a reason: It’s simple yet fascinating, sweet but not too sweet, and a little tart—just like any good long drink should be.
Who doesn’t love a good cocktail?
If you’re anything like me, you can’t get enough of them.
I’m always on the lookout for something new and fun to try.
And that’s why I’m so excited to share this recipe for a Champagne Cosmopolitan Cocktail.
You’ll think it’s a classic cosmopolitan cocktail but with bubbles!
It’s lip-smackingly sweet and sour with some bitter elements.
And even though it contains a considerable amount of alcohol, it barely tastes of alcohol.
It’s deliciously good!
It’s time to get your tea on.
And by “tea,” I don’t mean the kind that comes in a bag.
I mean the kind you sip while wearing a robe and watching TV dramas.
That’s right: I’m talking about the earl grey tea cocktail, the alcoholic drink that will make you feel like royalty while it makes your palate go wild.
It’s got all the distinct nutty and woodsy taste of an Earl Grey with a kick so that you can indulge without reservation (and without judgment).
This tea cocktail is sure to please—not only does it taste great, but it looks regal too!
Just look at the picture: it’s not just a glass of alcohol with some lemon juice and tea in it.
It’s a work of art!
The Esquire Cocktail is loosely based on the 1800s ‘Ward Eight,’ with a few minor tweaks.
It has bourbon and Grand Marnier as its base, with orange juice and lemon juice for that extra zesty kick.
And it also has dashes of Angostura bitters to add some spice and depth to round off this delicious drink.
If you’re new to this whole drinking thing, that might sound like a lot of alcohol to throw down your throat at once—but don’t worry!
You’ll be fine as long as you keep sipping slowly and steadily throughout the night.
Once you try this Satan’s Whiskers Cocktail recipe, it’ll be your new favorite.
It’s got a sweet taste without being overly sweet, and it’s all about the orange.
The juicy citrus fruit drives the flavor profile in this drink, while the punchy gin and worldly vermouth play down those orange flavors, creating a complex flavor and a touch of appealing sweetness from Grand Marnier.
Satan’s Whiskers is a great choice if you’re looking for something fruity without being too sweet or just want to have fun with your Grand Marnier cocktails.
This cocktail is a tasty, sweet treat that you can sip poolside or on the beach, after work, at dinner, with friends, or on a date.
It’s not too heavy, but it’s not too light—you know what I mean? It’s just right.
It is made with Grand Marnier and Lillet Blanc, two simple ingredients that combine to make something unique.
The Grand Marnier adds sweet citrus notes, while the Lillet Blanc gives a hint of dryness that balances out all those sugary flavors.
Then you get to add raspberries (because they’re perfect in every way) and peaches (because they’re also great in every cocktail).
Finally, top it off with some club soda (because this thing already tastes so good that you don’t want it getting TOO sweet).
The result will remind you of a refreshing and vibrant mojito without the mint—which means you can drink it all day long.
Spice Between The Sheets is an exquisite spiced rum cocktail that will wow your taste buds and send you into euphoria.
It’s a bit like heaven in a glass.
But makes this cocktail so special?
Well, for starters, it combines three classic favorites: rum, Grand Marnier, and fresh lemon juice.
The mixture creates a nicely spicy, citrusy, and oak-y drink that’s fairly tart and pretty potent—but oh so good!
The bottom line
Whether you’re a mixology master or just starting crafting drinks at home, these delectable Grand Marnier cocktails will give you plenty of inspiration.
With this recipe guide, anyone can enjoy a flavorful taste of the Grand Marnier liqueur.
So, get the party started, and let me know if you have any suggestions for additional recipes for our next cocktail guide.
Best Grand Marnier Cocktails
Get some inspiration for your next party with these 17 Grand Marnier cocktails; learn how to make some of the best Grand Marnier drinks around!
- Grand Marnier Margarita
- Grand Mimosas
- Grand Whiskey Sour
- Lemon Drop Cocktail
- Apple Cider Margarita
- Sidecar Cocktail
- Mai Tai
- White Wine & Grand Marnier Sangria
- El Presidente
- B52 Shot Cocktail
- Classic Tequila Sunrise
- Champagne Cosmopolitan Cocktail
- Earl Grey Tea Cocktail
- The Esquire Cocktail
- Satan’s Whiskers Cocktail
- Grand Marnier & Lillet Blanc Raspberry Peach Cocktail
- Spice Between The Sheets
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