What is the difference between Grand Marnier and Cointreau? ?
I have a cocktail recipe that calls for Champagne, Blackberry Puree and Cointreau. I have Grand Marnier, is it okay to substitute? What is the big difference between the two?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Grand Marnier is a cognac based liqueur, Cointreau is a brandy.
- Kristen123Lv 61 decade ago
In all honest, just price. Cointreau would be a call, and Grand Marnier would be top shelf. Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.
- mamafluteyLv 71 decade ago
It's OK to substitute.
I don't know the difference but I have a recipe for home made grand marnier including triple sec, brandy, & sugar.
I'm cheap & use triple sec for all orange liquor recipes..
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- 1 decade ago
They are like Coke and Pepsi - pretty much the same, apart from subtle flavor difference. And price. So yes, if it is for a mixed cocktail it, no one will see the difference.
- Anonymous1 decade ago