Grand Marnier brings alchemy to London Cocktail Week

  • Parisian take over with one of the world’s best bars - Le Syndicat at Experimental Cocktail Club / ECC
  • Oriole partnership presenting  “A Touch of Rouge” performances and “Grand Alchemy Masterclass”
  • The Grand Alchemy: Sip on the refreshingly eccentric ‘Grand Rouge’, the unmissable London Cocktail Week cocktail at Oriole for £6

LONDON 3rd September 2018: Grand Marnier, presents alchemy themed experiences during London Cocktail Week from 2nd-7th October, transforming good to grand in partnership with two of the world’s Top 50 Bars – Le Syndicat (Paris) and Oriole (London). Inspired by the unique alchemy of Cognac & bitter Oranges at the heart of the brand, Grand Marnier invites Londoners to elevate their cocktail experiences this London Cocktail Week, by bringing together the best of London & Paris with the takeover of Le Syndicat X ECC, continuing with eccentric twists on classic cocktails, grand alchemy masterclasses, and ‘A Touch of Rouge’ performances at Oriole.

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Innovative Parisian bar Le Syndicat, takes over London’s Experimental Cocktail Club on the 2nd and 4th October.  Famous for their French only spirits menu, urban vibe and passionate young team the takeover at ECC will bring together the best of Parisian and London mixology, blending their passion, expertise and La Touche Francaise, to create perfectly crafted cocktails.  The bespoke menu, created by Le Syndicat head bartender Aris Makris, will be served in the bar’s signature surroundings: a low-key urban vibe complete with retro hip-hop playlists.

The four cocktails include*:

  • ‘The Smoking Car’, a citrusy, smoky boasting a deep rich flavour
  • ‘The Last Man Standing in ECC’, dry and strong with a touch of sweetness
  • ‘The Grand Marinier’, a touch of the exotic, with a refreshingly bittersweet taste
  • ‘Juliette is mad in ECC’, the perfect fusion of sweet and sour, with a rich aftertaste

Le Syndicat X ECC is free to enter, open from 6pm-1am, 2nd – 4th October.



On Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd October, Grand Marnier presents “A Touch of Rouge” at London’s Oriole, an exquisite performance from The Divine Company, which re-imagines the daring creativity of The Belle Epoque era, when Grand Marnier was founded. 

Guests will be treated to a combination of choreographed and impromptu contemporary dance, performed around the venue to Oriole’s signature live music.  The “A Touch of Rouge” performance will beguile guests, creating an enthralling cocktail environment.

The performance is free to enjoy, with a Grand Marnier menu on at reduced prices.


For London Cocktail Week Oriole bartenders have created two exclusive Grand Marnier cocktails, offering guests a choice of two contemporary twists on classic cocktails, exclusive to London Cocktail Week digital wristband holders.

The hero cocktail, the ‘Grand Rouge’ is inspired by alchemy, creating a low ABV cocktail that brings together Grand Marnier, baked orange wine, rose kombucha, artichoke, rubino and line, to result in an unexpected, must taste drink.

Also available is the ‘Parisian Espresso’, a French take on the Espresso Martini both are priced at £6 for LCW wristband holders.


On Tuesday 2nd October cocktail lovers will have the chance to enjoy a bespoke Masterclass at Oriole, hosted by Grand Marnier ambassador Joe St Clair-Ford. There will be the opportunity to learn about Grand Marnier’s unique alchemy of cognac and bitter orange essence, and cocktail making demonstration.

The Grand Masterclass is £15, which includes a welcome cocktail on arrival and tastings of the three signature serves. Spaces are limited, to book your space please do so via the Oriole website using the Grand Masterclass Booking Type.



  • 25 ml Grand Marnier
  • 25 ml Baked orange wine
  • 15 ml Rose kombucha
  • 10 ml Artishocke Rubino
  • A dash of lime juice


  • twist and sparkle (carbonated drink)
  • Garnish with a scattering of red rose petals


  • 45 ml Grand marnier
  • 45 ml chickpease coffee
  • 15 ml Meyer aperitif
  • 10 ml grape distilate

Grand Marnier invites you to #LiveGrand, boldly twisting traditions to create the unexpected. Drink with style. Drink responsibly.

Last updated Sep 12 2018