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Grand Marnier Special Addition 2013 Peach Raspberry.

jrvedivici Oct 9, 2013 11:19 AM

My local liquor stores (one being a good sized Buy Rite) aren't carrying this limited edition GM. I have been on a mission to pick up a bottle since GM is my favorite after dinner accompaniment. (It's also cures the common cold and flu, I swear it does!)

Well last night I was out and the bar I was at had a bottle so I got to try a snifter full. Uuuuggghhhhhh it was horrible, gave me instant agita, make things worse they bar ran out of bitters so I couldn't immediately try to counter act my agita.

GM is usually very smooth on the palate....leaving you with the citrus, orange flavor after you have swallowed your sip. This was very harsh flavors and left nothing but a sour burning after taste. Very disappointing.

Has anyone else given this a try?


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    TombstoneShadow RE: jrvedivici Oct 9, 2013 11:13 PM

    I haven't tried it, and greatly appreciate your bringing it to the forum.

    Also I greatly appreciate your honest appraisal of the liqueur "ugggh".... to most of us that speaks volumes!

    I would strongly recommend as far as raspberry goes, Chambord, which fits in any recipe calling for raspberry flavor elements... I find it especially delish with chocolate liqueurs.

    I'm also personally under-whelmed by GM, so don't feel alone... there are several other orange liqueurs I personally like better, one of which I'm sipping right now (Citronge)...

    This isn't to P*** on anyone's enjoyment of GM Peach /Rasp which admittedly I have absolutely no experience with.... thanks for the post btw !!

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    1. re: TombstoneShadow
      jrvedivici RE: TombstoneShadow Oct 10, 2013 07:38 AM

      My pleasure to share, that is what these forums are for after all!

      Chambord, heated over vanilla ice cream, now your talking. Cut up some fresh raspberry's, oh hell yeah!

      I am normally a GM fan, that's why I was so looking forward to this special addition, but it did nothing for me.

      What is Citronge? I'm not familiar with it.

      1. re: jrvedivici
        rlh RE: jrvedivici Oct 10, 2013 06:26 PM

        Citronge is Patron's version of Cointreau, Combier, Beauchant, etc. - typically very well-priced orangeur liqueur without the cognac component that GM has in it - it seems (well) targeted to margarita mixing to me.

        1. re: rlh
          jrvedivici RE: rlh Oct 11, 2013 07:08 AM

          So it's a citrus tequila? Ugggghhhh lol, nothing good can come of that.

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            StriperGuy RE: jrvedivici Oct 11, 2013 07:25 AM

            Huh, no, it's an orange liquer like cointreau, but the base is not cognac (which IS the case for Gran Marnier).

            1. re: StriperGuy
              jrvedivici RE: StriperGuy Oct 11, 2013 11:56 AM

              Ok, my bad. My understanding (not being a tequila drinker at all) was that all Patron products were variations of tequila. Thanks for the clarification.

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