Maybe you thought was over, but this week has proven it’s still going to be cold for a little while longer, so we’ve got a few special recipes to help brighten up your evenings, whether you’re relaxing at home or entertaining.

Featuring the Red Lion, Raspberry Peach Bellini, Grand Smash, and the Grandhattan.

Grand Marnier Red Lion (Picture above)

3/4 oz. Grand Marnier Cognac
3/4 oz. Tanqueray Gin
1 oz. orange juice
2 tsp. lemon juice

Add ice in a mixing glass and pour all of the ingredients into glass and shake. Strain into a martini glass and serve.

Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach Bellini

1 oz. Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach
3 oz. Champagne
1 fresh raspberry

Pour chilled Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach into flute glass. Top with Champagne and then garnish with fresh raspberry.

Grand Smash

1 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier spirit
5 lemon quarters
5 to 7 mint leaves

In a mixing glass, muddle Grand Marnier, lemon quarters, and mint leaves. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Double-strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Clap mint sprig between palms to release aromatics and add as the garnish.


3/4 oz. Grand Marnier spirit
1/2 oz. Bulleit® Bourbon
1/4 oz. sweet vermouth
3 drops bitters
Maraschino cherry

In a mixing glass filled with ice add Grand Marnier, Bulleit Bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters and stir. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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