TIP OF THE DAY: Know Your Orange Liqueur

Do you know your Gran Gala from your Grand Marnier? Orange liqueur is a popular ingredient in cocktails, from classics like the Margarita and Sidecar to the contemporary Cosmopolitan. It’s also used in foods from chicken to mousse. Orange liqueurs are made from the peel of bitter oranges—generally varieties that are too bitter to enjoy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Dessert Cocktails

Drink your dessert. Photo courtesy DiSaronno.   Dessert is an American tradition—sone sweetness to end the meal. But if you’re serving adults, before planning for cake, ice cream or other favorite, consider if you might rather have a dessert cocktail. Recipes often include ice cream and a liqueur. This recipe, courtesy of DiSaronno, makers of…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Grand Marnier Day

Today is National Grand Marnier Day. The cognac-based orange liqueur, beloved around the world, has just gotten more loveable. If you can afford the price of this love, it’s a beautiful experience. Marnier-Lapostolle Inc. has announced a new limited edition expression, Grand Marnier Quintessence. The name means “fifth essence,” from the Latin quinta essentia. It’s…
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