National Grand Marnier Day
National Grand Marnier Day is celebrated all over the United States on July 14 of every year. Grand Marnier is an orange-flavoured liqueur made from a blend of Cognac brandy. It was created by a French named Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle in the year 1880. Grand Marnier has a variety of cocktails that can be consumed neat, mixed with other drinks and added to desserts. This liqueur is widely used in different kinds of pastries, ice creams, fruit cakes and are used as an ingredient in Crepes Suzette, Grand Marnier souffle and creme brulee. It is also used to prepare cranberry sauce, and Canard a l’Orange sauce. As a symbol of friendship between the United States and France, celebrate the day with Grand Marnier.
“Someone is putting brandy in your bonbons, Grand Marnier in your breakfast jam, Kahlua in your ice cream, Scotch in your mustard and Wild Turkey in your cake.” – Marian Burros
History of National Grand Marnier Day
The creator, the reason for the creation, the history and the origination of the National Grand Marnier Day remains anonymous. Grand Marnier is a unique and exotic liqueur made with hand-picked oranges and finely distilled cognac and this day celebrates this drink. This alcoholic beverage is sold popularly in the United States and France. Americans chose this National Grand Marnier Day to honour their loved drink that has been consumed since 19th Century. Grand Marnier is considered as France’s first and most exported liqueur. Thus, this drink deserves to be celebrated.
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How to celebrate National Grand Marnier Day
Celebrate National Grand Marnier Day by enjoying Grand Marnier in any form. You can have them as neat or as a cocktail. This drink is widely used in cooking as the main ingredient in a lot of recipes, so spend some time in tasting few of those dishes. Explore those cakes, desserts, ice creams, pastries, sauces that are made using Grand Marnier. You can buy a bottle of Grand Marnier to enjoy with your friends and loved ones. Take this as an excuse to experience the richness of the drink. Post pictures and share your National Grand Marnier Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #GrandMarnierDay.