If I don't have Grand Marnier and don't want to buy a whole bottle for just 2 teaspoons, is there something I can use as a substitute? Can I simp...

...ly leave it out altogether or will that really affect the flavor

  • Posted by: hilaryf
  • July 14, 2012


mrslarkin July 14, 2012
Yup, i'd go for a mini bottle, available at most liquor stores. Or if you really don't feel like schlepping out, I'd up the orange zest to a full orange.
hardlikearmour July 14, 2012
Get a mini bottle or sub orange blossom water.
amysarah July 14, 2012
I'd think the orange flavor would be pretty diminished if you left it out.

Do you have any other orange flavored liqueur around - e.g., Triple Sec or Cointreau? If not, a small bottle of Triple Sec only costs a few bucks - and you can use the rest in cocktails, like Margaritas. Grand Marnier is great to have around for desserts, etc. but is far more expensive.

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