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Cointreau VS Grand Marnier

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What do you prefer?

Poll ended at Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:07 pm

Cointreau
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Grand Marnier
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25%
 
Total votes : 8

Cointreau VS Grand Marnier

Postby Elagabalus » Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:07 pm

What do you prefer? Also what kind of glass should these be served in?
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:37 pm

Cointreau wins hands down! Not only is it better than your other option which is sickly sweet and despite the name isn't grand at all, but Cointreau is a great option to Cognac/Armagnac or even single malt after dinner. And serve it in a cognac snifter, it not only is the way it is served in France but it's also the best option for nosing.
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Postby karlejnar » Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:42 pm

Can't vote cause I prefer whisky :P
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Postby kljostad » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:40 pm

Cointreau is the lesser of two evils.

It should be server in a glass, miced with 2 cl each of Vodka, Tequela, Rum and Gin. Add the juice of one lime, a little bit of Coka Cola and a lot of ice.

Also known as Long Island Ice Tea.
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Postby Wave » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:21 pm

There's nothing like a snifter of Grand Marnier on a cold & snowy winters night! 8)
It's also good in a Margarita!


Cheers!
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Postby Ann-Helen » Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:32 am

This type of drink I prefer to be sweet so i voted Grand marnier
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Postby Quaichuser » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:10 pm

Haven't had either for quite a while but always preferred the Cointreau. It was the less syrupy of the two. These days it's main use in this house is usually in some form of dessert. :)
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Postby TheLaddie » Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:27 am

I'm afraid I can't stomach either neat. I've had one or two nice Cointreau based cocktails though, mainly involving ice cream.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:47 am

I'd rather have a whisky thanks. :wink:
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Postby Mustardhead » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:51 am

Cointreau is nice on strawberries and Grand Marnier is nice on melon :)
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Postby badams » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:10 am

Cointreau is much better as triple sec(the best) for a margarita.
Grandma rocks as a late night shot, slightly chilled and alone. the best margarita is made with Herradura Silver, Cointreau on the rocks with a little salt on the rim and FROZEN LIME JUICE, NOT margarita mix.

shoot Grandma or mix a little with your cognac
mix Cointreau and know you are mixing the best1
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Postby martin grant » Wed May 02, 2007 2:53 pm

I had to vote for Grand Marnier. Great as cocktail ingredient, especially in a Cosmopolitan - 1 shot quality vodka, 1 shot Grand Marnier, good splash of cranberry juice, squeeze of fresh lime and some orange bitters. All shook up with ice and served in a Martini glass. Truly a grand Cosmopolitan
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Postby LeoDLion » Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:54 pm

I used to drink both with grand marnier being a favorite. Put it in a brandy snifter and pop into a microwave oven for 5 seconds to bring out the bouquet. We also like Benedictine, Fragellica(sic), irish coffee.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:59 pm

So Grand Marnier is worth warming up, but scotch gets ice?
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Postby martin grant » Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:38 pm

LeoDLion wrote:I used to drink both with grand marnier being a favorite. Put it in a brandy snifter and pop into a microwave oven for 5 seconds to bring out the bouquet. We also like Benedictine, Fragellica(sic), irish coffee.


A warmed Grand Marnier!!!
I got to try that
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Postby LeoDLion » Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:58 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:So Grand Marnier is worth warming up, but scotch gets ice?

To think about it, it sounds pretty weird to me too.
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Postby les taylor » Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:08 pm

LeoDLion wrote:
MrTattieHeid wrote:So Grand Marnier is worth warming up, but scotch gets ice?

To think about it, it sounds pretty weird to me too.



For the sake of equality Grand Marnier should get the ice treatment as well.


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Postby IainB » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:46 am

The only way I'd drink either is in a large shot glass with Kahlua and a drop of Baileys - A B52 i think! Looks like guinness, tastes like chocolate orange, and guaranteed to move a night along rapidly.
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Postby shoganai » Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:38 pm

I actually enjoy Grand Marnier. In small doses of course. Very small doses.

I'd take a Drambuie over either of these.
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Re: Cointreau VS Grand Marnier

Postby alea » Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:28 pm

Never tried "Aurum"?
It's an orange liqueur by Illva Saronno, a blend
of an aged (oak casks) liqueur and distillate of mediterranean citrus fruits.
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Re: Cointreau VS Grand Marnier

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:11 am

Cointreau, in my coffee first thing in the morning when camping in the Great Wilderness of Canada.

Yeah, it's my morning eye opener while I sit in front of the fire, reading my Whisky Magazine and sipping a Cointreau laced coffee, while my lovely wife sleeps in.

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Re: Cointreau VS Grand Marnier

Postby Quaichuser » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:47 am

Muskrat Portage wrote:Cointreau, in my coffee first thing in the morning when camping in the Great Wilderness of Canada.

Yeah, it's my morning eye opener while I sit in front of the fire, reading my Whisky Magazine and sipping a Cointreau laced coffee, while my lovely wife sleeps in.

Muskrat


A man after my own heart. Cointreau in the morning. :wink:
I"ve tried Sambuca in the morning but I find it works better with coffee after dinner.
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Re: Cointreau VS Grand Marnier

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:13 am

I see that I'll have to come and camp in the wilds of Brantford!
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Re: Cointreau VS Grand Marnier

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:03 pm

I'm not a big fan of either of these two drinks when it comes to drinking.

But when I'm cooking (at home), it has to be Cointreau.
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