Cordon Rouge, translated means red ribbon, was created by Alexandre Marnier-lapostolle in 1880. Thank you Alex.Cordon Rouge or Red Ribbon is the original Grand Marnier liqueur created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. It is consumed neat and is also used in cocktails and desserts.Grand Marnier is a liqueur created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. It is made from a blend of cognacs and distilled essence of bitter orange. Grand Marnier is 40% alcohol (80 proof). It is produced in several varieties, most of which can be consumed neat as a digestif and can be used in mixed drinks and desserts. In France this kind of use is the most popular especially with Crepes Suzette and crepes au Grand Marnier
Grand Marnier liqueur is a triple sec liqueur invented in 1880 and still produced by the same family in France. The company boasts that it is the most exported liqueur in France, as well as being the first liqueur exported from that country. It is sold in over 150 countries and used in a wide range of drinks and desserts. Triple secs are liqueurs that are distilled, and then have orange peel left in them to macerate and flavor the alcohol. The first triple sec, Cointreau, was created in France in 1849, and a number of imitators followed. Without a doubt, the most popular of these was Grand Marnier liqueur, created by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle some 30 years later. Oranges at the time were a rare and exotic fruit, and by blending them with high-quality brandies.
Marnier-Lapostolle was able to create an enduring legacy.The brandy used in all but the lowest grade of Grand Marnier liqueur comes from the region of Cognac in France, a place well regarded for its fine liquors. The quality of Cognac used in Grand Marnier depends on the type of Grand Marnier liqueur, and ranges from lower-end Cognacs to extremely high-grade 50-year-old Cognac. The lowest grade of Grand Marnier liqueur is known as Yellow Label, or Cordon Jaune, and is not usually available for sale in the United States. This Grand Marnier is not made from Cognac, unlike all other varieties, but is instead made from common grain alcohol. It is rarely used as a drinking alcohol, and is instead used in cooking, such as in the preparation of Crepes Suzette.The most common grade of Grand Marnier, and that which most people are acquainted with, is known as Red Label, or Cordon Rouge. Cordon Rouge Grand Marnier is made from Cognac, using essentially the same technique as the original Grand Marnier in 1880. Cordon Rouge is often used in cooking, but may also be enjoyed in various mixed drinks or by itself