The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and Grand Marnier fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Grand Marnier fun facts.

Grand Marnier Fun Facts: Grand Marnier is an orange-flavored cognac liqueur created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. It is made from a blend of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar.

  • Grand Marnier can be consumed “neat” as a cordial or a digestif, and can be used in mixed drinks and desserts.
  • It is also an ingredient for the preparation of flambé dishes, such asCrêpes Suzette, Grand Marnier soufflé and crème brûlée.
  • Grand Marnier is 40% alcohol (80 Proof in US).
  • The oranges used in the manufacturing of Grand Marnier are “bitter oranges” carefully selected from plantations around tropical regions of the world such as the Caribbean.
  • César Ritz reportedly came up with the name “Grand Marnier” for Marnier-Lapostolle, who in return helped him purchase and establish the Hotel Ritz Paris.
  • A bottle of Grand Marnier is sold every two second around the world.
  • Grand Marnier is aged in oak vats for six to eight months.
  • The Titanic is said to have stocked Grand Marnier among its carefully chosen spirits.

Key Date

  • July 14th is National Grand Marnier Day.

Grand Marnier Fun Facts We May Have Missed

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Reference: Wikipedia facts about Grand Marnier.

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