Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A Night at The Cordon Rouge Room with Grand Marnier

Cordon Rouge Room

Last week I attended an exclusive event in downtown Toronto where we were invited to escape into a 1920s Speakeasy. With Moroccan-inspired décor, Grand Marnier's Cordon Rouge Room payed homage to the Prohibition Era. My mom's favourite liqueur is the delicious orangey Grand Marnier, so I had to invite her to join me at the evening soirée.

Grand Marnier Event

With live music and servers dressed in flapper dresses, this press event was one of the best I've ever attended. The organisers and guests were also dressed in the most incredible attire. Throughout the night we enjoyed a selection of cocktails which I can't wait to recreate at home:


Grand Nuage (cloud) with orange cloud

  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • ½ oz Tequila
  • ½ oz Freshly squeezed lime juice

Grand Sidecar 

  • 1.5oz Grand Marnier
  • Pink lemonade tea syrup 
  • Shaken and served in a coupe glass, garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel


Watch Over Me

  • ½ oz Grand Marnier
  • ½ oz Wild Turkey
  • ½ oz Lemon Juice
  • ½ dashes Bittered Sling Clingstone Peach Bitters
  • 2 Rosemary Sprigs
  • 2 oz Cold Sparkling water
  • Shake hard! Open tin and gently pour sparkling water in to combine then double strain into a flute glass

Grand Marnier Centenaire Neat / on-the rocks

  • 1 oz neat or on the rocks



Originating from France, Grand Marnier is a premium orange liqueur that blends fine cognacs with the distilled essence of tropical oranges - perfect for creating sensational cocktails.

Grand Marnier Cocktail Recipe

Along with the cocktails we enjoyed delicious desserts. Pictured above you'll see a cream puff with a crème-brulée styled topping, almond cake and a prosciutto and melon pastry. We left with a beautiful cocktail book outlining more Grand Marnier recipe inspiration. 

Cordon Rouge

Isn't the décor exquisite? Grand Marnier is hosting a series of secret sensory Cordon Rouge events in Canada's largest cities to inspire us, and teach us how to incorporate their iconic liqueur into our cocktails and parties.

Here's a compilation of my Insta Stories from the evening:

(desktop only)

Cheers! x
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