Current (Cocktail) Obsession: Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach

Grand marnier RP

Breaking booze news from House of Marnier Lapostolle: This year’s Signature Collection Blend (No. 2) is Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach ($39.99 – limited edition) which combines succulent European raspberries and rare red peaches from Ardèche in the South of France. These complementary flavors are blended with the famous Grand Marnier orange essence and the same blend of premium quality Cognacs – sourced from the best crus of the Cognac region and aged in French oak barrels – used to craft the original Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge.What does that mean to us? Hot holiday cocktails with a creative twist!

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Here are three of the most incredibly merry cocktail recipes to serve at your next soiree.

holiday punch

GM Raspberry Peach Holiday Punch
Created by mixologist George Carney
2 quarts Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach
1 ½ cups cinnamon syrup
2 quarts water
1 quart lemon juice
1 quart overproof rum
4 oz apricot brandy
Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl and serve. Optional: freeze raspberries and pieces of peach in purified water and add to punch bowl.
For individual portions:
2 oz Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach
1/2 oz cinnamon syrup
2 oz spring water
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz overproof rum
1/8 oz apricot brandy
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a punch glass.

cosmo

GM Raspberry Peach Cosmo
Created by mixologist George Carney
2 oz Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach
1 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a twist.

new years coctail

GM Raspberry Peach 75 (New Years)
Created by mixologist George Carney
1 oz Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Moet & Chandon Champagne
Lemon twist
Combine all ingredients except the Champagne in a shaker and shake. Pour into a flute and top with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Janene Mascarella is the beauty editor of BELLA NYC Magazine. Follow Janene on Twitter!

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