Enter a world of eccentric sophistication with Grand Marnier at London cocktail week
This year at London Cocktail Week, you are invited to get inspired by the world of Grand Marnier, an iconic French liqueur boasting an unchanged recipe since 1880. The Grand Marnier bar will offer a truly unique drinking experience, introducing guests to a world of refined substance where traditions are twisted with elegant touches of eccentricity.
Discover the Grand Marnier bar in the Cocktail Village at Old Spitalfields Market, guarded by oversized white lions and dressed in a twisted red ribbon. Feel Grand with exceptional mixologists who will be on hand to tutor guests in this iconic French spirit and the many delicious ways to enjoy it.
The unique taste of Grand Marnier elevates classic cocktails to the next level and at London Cocktail Week, Grand Marnier will introduce a modern evolution of two classic drinks. The Grand Sidecar, a refreshing update on the classic Sidecar drink and an eccentric twist on a gin classic – The Grand Tonic.
Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge brings to life the perfect marriage of unexpected ingredients; masterfully blending a 51% cognac base with exotic bitter orange essence. Share your experiences of Grand Marnier at London Cocktail Week and your Grand Classic cocktails using the hashtag #FeelingGrand.
The Grand Classics: Description and Recipe
The Grand Sidecar
Grand Marnier contains 51% cognac and it lends itself to making the perfect Sidecar, a drink from the golden era of cocktails.
This update – The Grand Sidecar – elevates this classic recipe by adding an elegant complexity, effortlessly marrying the citrus notes of Cordon Rouge’s bitter orange essence with the intensity of cognac.
To create this perfectly balanced and refreshing cocktail, combine 50ml Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, 20ml Cognac and 20ml fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously until well chilled, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.
The Grand Tonic
Grand Marnier, with its cognac and bitter orange notes, perfectly complements the bitterness of tonic in this serve – creating a drink of refined simplicity.
To prepare this eccentric take on a traditional Gin & Tonic, pour 50ml Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge in a glass over ice cubes before filling to the top with Indian Tonic Water. Add your own choice of garnish for a truly unique twist – such as a raspberry or a grape.