Is Cointreau similar to Grand Marnier?

I have a recipe that calls for Grand Marnier but I already have Cointreau. Are they similar?


I'm using it to drizzle over fruit (strawberries & bananas) in individual parfait cups.

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Actually, cointreau is a clear orange liquor, that would GREAT over fruit, because Grand Manier is an orange liquor that is also mixed with cognac( amber color) it seems to have a bit more of a bitter tast, (becuase of the cognac) that you wouln't normally taste becuase it isn't normally the MAIN ingredient in alot of items that it is used in. I would go with the cointreau, and they are about the same price.

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  • Carol
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    While they are both orange, they are very different in taste. Contrineau is a lighter orange and has less sugar. If you are making the substitution in an alcoholic beverage there isn't much to worry about. If you are baking the dish, the Cointreau will be very subtle. If you a drizzling it over a dessert-don't use very much of the Cointreau.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes, both are orange flavored liqueurs, Grand marnier is just a orange liqueur mixed with cognac. There will be a slight taste difference, but Cointreau is a very good product in and of itself.....enjoy!

  • Greg S
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Similar enough to use as a replacement in a recipe yes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes and no grand Marnie has a more Orange flavor but both are liquers

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes they both have a orange flavor to them, very good subsitute.

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