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    Default Grand Marnier

    Hi guys

    I'm new to this forum, and indeed to Tequila in general (until about 2 months ago I was still suffering Cuervo Especial, then I managed to open my eyes a bit with the aid of one Don Julio and his fantastic anejo).

    Anyway, I discovered that I quite like a 1:4 ratio of GM to tequila, although I almost like GM on it's own - except I find it just a little bit too sweet. So, being as GM is a cognac based liqeur, would mixing GM with some cognac bring it into a drier sort of realm, or is that a bad idea?

    What are your thoughts on the best way to enjoy GM (other than with tequila)?

    Cheers

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    I've always just liked it on the rocks or neat. Sometimes its too sweet and I've never thought of mixing in some Cognac to it. Try it and let us know. I have the grandma just no cognac otherwise there'd be a glass in front of me right now to go with these Anejo Truffles i just whipped up. One batch has orange in it so that GM would go GREAT.

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    Can't justify splashing on a bottle of good C at the mo, but I have found that some Galliano goes a good way towards taming the GM's spice a little (in fact, it's more like GM adds the something missing from Galliano - I highly reccomend 1:3 of GM:Galliano as an aperitif), although it's still very sweet.

    I need an excuse for someone to buy me a good bottle of C :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by AxeSlash View Post
    Hi guys

    I'm new to this forum, and indeed to Tequila in general (until about 2 months ago I was still suffering Cuervo Especial, then I managed to open my eyes a bit with the aid of one Don Julio and his fantastic anejo).

    Anyway, I discovered that I quite like a 1:4 ratio of GM to tequila, although I almost like GM on it's own - except I find it just a little bit too sweet. So, being as GM is a cognac based liqeur, would mixing GM with some cognac bring it into a drier sort of realm, or is that a bad idea?

    What are your thoughts on the best way to enjoy GM (other than with tequila)?

    Cheers
    Its actually a fairly old drink. Its called a French Connection, or in some cases called a Beautiful
    served usually in equal parts and your choice to drink it straight up or on the rocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenPASION View Post
    Its actually a fairly old drink. Its called a French Connection, or in some cases called a Beautiful
    served usually in equal parts and your choice to drink it straight up or on the rocks
    Do you mean Cognac + GM or Tequila + GM?




    Also, I did the cognac + GM thing tonight, it works very well, although - as with tequila - I tend to prefer a much higher quantity of cognac to the GM so it retains that warming, powerful quality that liqueurs just don't seem to have.

    I can highly reccomend it - I find cognac on it's own a little too dry and woody, but the addition of a drop of GM evens it out VERY nicely. It does, however, seem to get me inebriated *considerably* quicker than almost any other concoction of spirits and/or liqueurs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AxeSlash View Post
    Do you mean Cognac + GM or Tequila + GM?




    Also, I did the cognac + GM thing tonight, it works very well, although - as with tequila - I tend to prefer a much higher quantity of cognac to the GM so it retains that warming, powerful quality that liqueurs just don't seem to have.

    I can highly reccomend it - I find cognac on it's own a little too dry and woody, but the addition of a drop of GM evens it out VERY nicely. It does, however, seem to get me inebriated *considerably* quicker than almost any other concoction of spirits and/or liqueurs...
    cognac + grandma is a french connection

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    Default Grand Martini

    Personally, I don't like mixing GM but a nice Martini inothing more than your favorite vodka (Belverdere or the more costly Stoli Elite which is excellent) and a splash, nothing more than a splash or the drink is too sweet, of GM. Trust me, it's a damn good drink!

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