As many of you know, the Fells Point bar is a shrine to the French liqueur and patrons become a part of the Grand Marnier Club by buying a lifetime membership and getting a bottle of GM reserved on the shelves in their name.
In order to celebrate the milestone, more than 600 people—members of the industry, GM club members, and One-Eyed Mike's staff—turned out at Power Plant, which featured appetizers and live music. Fittingly, the drinks were flowing, including the brand new, spicy-sweet Grand Marnier Cherry, which is being rolled out in local liquor stores this week.
At about 2:30 p.m., One-Eyed Mike's owner Mike Maraziti got on stage and talked about how proud he was of his bar, staff, and patrons. Soon after, they played a video featuring Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle, great-granddaughter of GM's founder, who made a toast to everyone in the audience. Naturally, we all toasted with a shot of Grand Marnier.
[Photo by me]