Does anyone know of a champagne cocktail with vodka and Grand Marnier called a Wild Mustang. We used to get it is Whistler but the bar has closed and we can't find the recipe online anywhere.

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    All of the recipes I find for a "Wild Mustang" don't sound anything like what you're talking about. I found one reference for a "Mustang" that is just champagne with vodka... I guess adding Grand Marnier could make it "wild"... You might try the "Queen's Cousin", which is a champagne, vodka, Grand Marnier drink that also includes lime juice, bitters and triple sec.
    – Catija
    Commented Jan 31, 2015 at 23:02

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Looking online, I found this menu from a Monk's Grill that appears to be in Vancouver. Under Champagne Cocktails it lists a Wild Mustand as having Skyy vodka and Grand Marnier. See below, copied from the menu:

WILD MUSTANG splash of Skyy Vodka & Grand Marnier

Searching on end, however, I have not been able to find a recipe for the drink. Based on some other recipes I've found that are similar, here's a suggestion you might start with:

In a martini glass,

  • Pour 1 oz. Grand Marnier
  • Add a splash of your favorite vodka
  • Fill the remainder of the glass with well-chilled champagne or sparkling wine
  • Garnish with a slice of orange

Hopefully this will get you started and, as with all mixed drinks, you can refine to your taste.

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    Sounds like this was most likely a house cocktail, rather than a classic with a canonical recipe. It's possible that the head bartender took the recipe with them when their previous bar closed, and set up shop in a new location. My only suggestion for the above would be to use a champagne flute rather than a martini glass - it'll help preserve the bubbles.
    – logophobe
    Commented Feb 1, 2015 at 23:58
  • 1oz Grand Marnier will overpower the taste of the champagne. I would use 1/2 oz to start with.
    – rbp
    Commented Nov 30, 2015 at 17:32

Wild Mustangs are not designed to be a cocktail but a pitcher drink.

  • Vodka in freezer, pitcher in freezer, flutes in freezer, Grand Marnier in freezer, Champagne in fridge (as cold as you can get it without freezing.)

Put in the pitcher: Magnum of champagne, mickey of vodka, couple shots of Grand Marnier.

Stir with a glass rod, go.

  • Is this based on experience working near Whistler or somewhere else connected to the cocktail the OP remembers? Commented Feb 20, 2021 at 18:45
  • From Whistler, Banff, Jasper but had migrated to Calgary. I have used it as the morning after for weddings, house warmings and giant wakes since the very early 80's Commented Feb 21, 2021 at 23:04

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