Grand Sour
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Grand Sour
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I made a Blue Lagoon with Grand Marnier instead of Blue curaçao for my mother. She remarked that it was too sweet and suggested that I added lemon juice to ... more I made a Blue Lagoon with Grand Marnier instead of Blue curaçao for my mother. She remarked that it was too sweet and suggested that I added lemon juice to swing the balance between sweet and bitter. So I did just that and it turned out to be quite nice.
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Vodka
Garnish
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Lemon
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7.17% | 1.65 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Grand Sour

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put about four ice cubes into a tumbler
Add the vodka and the Grand Marnier
Fill the glass up about three-quarters full with lemonade
Add the lemon juice and stir
Garnish with a lemon peel and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of citrus instead of lemon juice in the Grand Sour?

Yes, you can substitute lemon juice with lime juice for a slightly different citrus profile. The lime will contribute a sharper, more floral citrus note compared to the bright, tangy flavor of lemon.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the best way to serve the Grand Sour for maximum enjoyment?

The Grand Sour is best served cold in a whisky glass. For an enhanced experience, chill the glass prior to serving and stir the mixture well with ice before straining into the glass. This ensures the cocktail is refreshingly cold.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Grand Sour compare to a standard beer?

The Grand Sour has an alcohol content of 7.17%, which is slightly higher than most standard beers, which tend to be around 4-5% alcohol by volume. This makes the Grand Sour a stronger option, so it's advisable to consume it mindfully.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Grand Sour?

The Grand Sour, with its crisp and refreshing taste, is perfect for summer gatherings, outdoor barbecues, or as a sophisticated drink option at cocktail parties. Its bright flavor profile makes it a versatile choice for various celebrations.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What type of food pairs well with the Grand Sour?

The citrusy profile of the Grand Sour pairs well with seafood, grilled chicken, or light pasta dishes. Its acidity can also help cut through the richness of fried foods, making it a good accompaniment for appetizers like calamari or chicken wings.

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