National Grand Marnier Day 2020 - Important date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Grand Marnier Day

National Grand Marnier Day 2020. National Grand Marnier Day is observed on 14 July 2020 to honor one of the most popular liqueurs and famous cognac concoctions invented in France in the 19th Century and to celebrate the innovative beverage and liquor that adds citrus notes to drinks and desserts. Get more information about the history of National Grand Marnier Day, facts, quotes, and how to celebrate the National Grand Marnier Day 2020 from this article.  

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National Grand Marnier Day 2020 - Important date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Grand Marnier Day

National Grand Marnier Day 2020

National Grand Marnier Day is celebrated on July 14 of every across the country. National Grand Marnier Day 2020 represents the symbol of friendship between the United States and France. This National Grand Marnier Day is to celebrate the innovative beverage and liquor that adds citrus notes to drinks and desserts.

Grand Marnier is an orange liqueur made of a Cognac brandy blend. Grand Marnier has a variety of cocktails to consume flat, blend with other beverages, and add to desserts. This liqueur is commonly used in a number of pastries, fruit cakes, ice creams, and is used in Crepes Suzette, Grand Marnier souffle and creme brulee as an ingredient. This is also used for cooking cranberry sauce and a l'Orange sauce for Canard

What is the history of National Grand Marnier Day?

The creator and the history of the National Grand Marnier Day is unknown.
In the 1880s, Alexander Marnier-Lapostolle invented the orange liqueur. It took 10 years to find success in his grand experiment pairing fruit liqueurs with cognac. The cognac concoction combined with a very strong spirit and one of the most expensive fruits of the time. As a result, one of the expensive Grand Marnier was born. Since then, the name of his family has risen to mean quality and creativity in the liquor industry and has held a position of distinction between the liquor industry.
Cognac of the highest quality is used in the production of Grand Marnier, particularly the Ugni Blanc grapes from within the French Cognac region. The grapes are double-distilled to bring out the richest aromas and delicious flavor profile in copper stills. Certain versions of this liqueur include the Cordon Jaune Grand Marnier and the Cuvee du Centenaire Grand Marnier. Cordon Jaune is made of neutral grain spirit rather than cognac, it is a triple-sec liqueur similar to Curacao. Cuvee du Centenaire is made from cognacs that are 25 years old.

Grand Marnier may be consumed neat as a digestive or cordial. It may also be used in cocktails, desserts, etc. Several examples of the blended drinks, Grand Marnier included: Margarita, Sidecar, Dirty Harry, Grand Mimosa, Ace Marnier Smash, Frosty Smash, Smace, Grand Hound, B-52, the Grand Marnier Smash, Grand Smash, Blood Pug, Clarke, Nogley, Cosmopolitan, Bloody Smash, Maced Marnier, and the Grand Marnier Fireball.

How to observe the National Grand Marnier Day?

On this National Grand Marnier Day, one can enjoy Grand Marnier in any form and take this day as an excuse to try mixed drinks. Some of the other ways to celebrate this day are as follows:

  • Buy a bottle of Grand Marnier and enjoy with your loved ones

  • Try some recipes like dessert, cakes, buns or sauce using Grand Marnier

  • Hang out with friends and try out the drink with cocktail or champagne

  • Use #NationalGrandMarnierDay on social media and share the celebration of Grand Marnier Day

Grand Marnier - Facts

  • A bottle of Grand Marnier is sold around the world every two seconds

  • Grand Marnier ages six to eight months in oak vats

  • It is said that the Titanic has packed Grand Marnier among its carefully chosen spirits

  • The oranges used in Grand Marnier 's manufacture are carefully picked ‘bitter oranges’ from plantations around tropical regions of the world 

  • César Ritz was reportedly named ‘Grand Marnier’ for Marnier-Lapostolle who helped him buy and establish the Hotel Ritz Paris in return

  • Only one place in the world can make this: Cognac, France

  • It takes a total of 125 years to grow the trees that the company uses to produce its cognac barrels

  • In Paris in 1880, Grand Marnier was developed nine years before the Eiffel Tower was built

  • For César Ritz, owner of the renowned Ritz hotel in Paris, its original name, Curaçao Marnier, did not fit well. He suggested it be changed as Grand Marnier

  • It is stated that during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries the heart of Grand Marnier, Chateau Bourg Charente in Cognac, France, was created

  • For the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elisabeth II an exclusive-of-a-kind Cuvee Grand Marnier has been made. This formula served as Grand Marnier Quintessence's inspiration, selling for $800 a bottle

  • The Marnier family's private collection contains Cognacs from 1906, some of which Grand Marnier uses to produce Quintessence in the blend

  • Grand Marnier contains 40% of alcohol(80% proof in US)

Grand Marnier - Quotes

  • "Some things in life could not be solved or even contemplated by a rational mind. Rogers mind, however, had ceased being anywhere near rational about half a bottle of Grand Marnier ago.” - Andrew Barrett 

  • “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

  • “Do not pass by the oasis without stopping to drink” - Otto Gross

  • “Art is wine and experience is the brandy we distill from it.” - Robertson Davies

  • “Call things by their right names - Glass of brandy and water! That is the current, but not the appropriate name, ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation.” - Robert Hall

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National Grand Marnier Day - FAQ

1. How long can Grand Marnier be stored?  

If stored in a relatively cool and dry spot, Grand Marnier's opened bottle will stay up to 2/3 years without losing any of its aroma and flavour.

2. Who invented Grand Marnier?

In 1870, Louis-Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle invented and named it Great Marnier, a liqueur that blended an alcohol extraction of Bigarade oranges from the Caribbean, Cognac, and Sugar Syrup.

3. Should Grand Marnier be refrigerated?  

Many liqueurs, such as Grand Marnier, Campari, Chambord, and St. Germaine, can be kept at room temperature and can last very long. That being said, cream-based liqueurs such as Baileys should be kept in the fridge and consumed within one year of purchase.

4. Is Grand Marnier a brandy?  

Grand Marnier is a French liqueur-brand. It's made from a mixture of Cognac brandy, bitter orange distilled essence and sugar. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge is alcohol at 40 percent(80% proof in the US).