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La Belle Orange

geg5150 Aug 3, 2007 04:53 PM

The BF came home with a lovely bottle of La Belle Orange cognac & orange liqueur today. I've never had it before, but I'm assuming it's a bit like Grand Marnier? He recalls that it's a little sweeter than GM.

Aside from sipping it, which I'll try tonight, any suggestions for drinks with it? Maybe an orangey type martini with orange vodka and a splash of OJ? Anything more creative?

Thanks!

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    Scottes Aug 6, 2007 07:22 AM

    I'm very interested in what you think of this, and how you would compare it to Grand Marnier. I love orange liqueurs and cognac, thus both together.

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      geg5150 Aug 7, 2007 06:10 AM

      I've just had a little taste. It's must mellower and sweeter than Grand Marnier. For me, Grand Marnier is too strong to drink straight, this La Belle is defintiely more drinkable for me. I did have a little on top of lemon sorbet last night and it was luscious!

      I think I might even try it with Mandarin Absolut, La Belle and club soda.

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      kenito799 Aug 6, 2007 10:22 AM

      It sounds like you could use it in any cocktail that features triple sec for an extra sweet and orangey flavor. Check out the Cable Car made with rum and lemon juice, using LBO instead of Cointreau, from drinkboy.com:

      http://www.drinkboy.com/Cocktails/rec...

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        GourmetInMi Dec 15, 2007 03:42 AM

        Add a little twist to your holliday toasts. Try a splash of La Belle Orange in a Champaign glass, top it off with your favorite Spumante or dry Champaign.

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