5 Grand Bastille Day Cocktails Any Bartender Can Make Quickly

Every bar has Grand Marnier so these cocktails should be fairly easy to pull together this Bastille Day, July 14th. The “Grand” collection of Bastille Day cocktails was created to celebrate Grand Marnier’s French heritage, toasting the brand’s deep roots to the Cognac region, the inspiration taken from the Parisian Belle Époque era and the brand’s fashionable role at 19th century soirees hosted by César Ritz in Paris.

Featuring fresh, summer-inspired flavor profiles, each cocktail was crafted by notable mixologists from cities including New York, Washington D.C. and Atlanta.

The Grand Bastille

Created by Anne Louise Marquis, Campari National Portfolio Brand Ambassador

  • 1.5 oz. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
  • 1 oz. Meyer lemon juice
  • 1 heaping barspoon of Bonne Maman Apricot Preserves

Garnished with an edible flower
Served up

1789 Smash

Created by Glendon Hartley of Service Bar in Washington D.C.

  • 1.5 oz. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
  • 4 tbsp lemon sorbet
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 kumquat or 1/4 a mandarin

Served in a rocks glass

Charlotte au Fraise

Created by Sam Willy of Westlight at the William Vale in Brooklyn

  • 2 oz. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
  • .25 oz. strawberry syrup
  • .75 lime
  • 2 dash Angostura bitters
  • 5 mint leaves

Garnished with mint sprig
Served in a highball topped with soda

Blood Orange Moon

Created by Sarah Rosner of Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C.

  • 2 oz. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
  • .25 oz. raw honey syrup
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz. fresh blood orange juice
  • Top with cold soda water (approx. 2 oz)

Served in a Collins glass

Fête de la Liberté

Created by Kellie Thorn of Empire State South in Atlanta

  • 1 oz. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
  • .5 oz. grapefruit juice
  • .5 oz. lemon juice
  • .25 oz. honey syrup 1:1
  • 5 dashes of Bitter Truth Rose Water
  • 3 mint leaves
  • Dry Sparkling wine, preferably French

Garnished with dried rose buds


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