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Grand Marnier is a good call when it comes time for Cadillac Margaritas

Grand Marnier Cadillac Margarita

Grand MarnierGrand Marnier® Cordon Rouge, created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle, is a delicious orange-flavored liqueur. This delicious concoction is a complex combination of Cognac, the essence of bitter oranges, and sugar. These ingredients provide the aficionado’s palate with joy and a reason to use Grand Marnier® as an upgrade for Triple Sec.

Additionally, because the “bitter orange” taste goes well in margaritas, this liqueur is usually the main ingredient in a Cadillac Margarita.

Enjoying Grand Marnier® Cordon Rouge

There are many ways one may enjoy this wonderful libation. Many people consume Grand Marnier® Cordon Rouge “neat” (room temperature). We polled recent graduates from Riverside Bartending School, and they seemed to favor it shaken. Consequently, we often suggest that this liqueur served shaken. Perfectly shaken, the process adds about 23% ice-cold water to the mix. Therefore much of the “80 proof bite” is reduced.

How to Make a Cadillac Margarita Using Grand Marnier®

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Total Time5 min
  • Yield1 Cadillac Margarita
  • Serving Size4.5 oz
  • Calories215 cal

Preparing to Make a Cadillac Margarita

Cadillac Margarita Ingredients

  • 2 oz Top Shelf Tequila (e.g. Don Julio Blanco). Don Julio Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier® Cordon Rouge   Grand Marnier
  • Coarse Kosher Salt     coarse Kosher salt
  • 1.5 oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice (Approximately 2 Limes)
  • 1.5 cups Ice Cubes
  • Lime Slice

Creating The Cadillac Margarita

The Art of Bartending Comes Into Play Here

1
Run the lime slice around the rim of a margarita glass and then press the rim into a saucer of coarse kosher salt to create the salt rim.
2
Remove the ice from your ice tray, and place it in a cocktail shaker along with the Don Julio Blanco Grand Marnier, and the Freshly Squeezed Lime juice.
3
Shake the mixture until condensation beads form on the outside of the shaker.
4
Strain the mixture into the glass.
5
Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.
You can find an incredible ice cube tray that keeps freezer smells from permeating the ice, steel strainers, and a very handy steel double jigger from the folks at OXO.

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