The first iconic Sidecar, made with Cointreau, traces its heritage back to 1920s London. A perfect balance between Cointreau, Cognac, and lemon, the Sidecar is a classic that has endured generation after generation. The final touch of a sugared rim provides a perfect balance of sweet and sour.
Cointreau, the crystal clear Orange Liqueur, founded in Angers, France, remains one of the world's most distinguished spirits with over 160 years of history. Renowned for its perfect balance of sweet and bitter orange peels and made with only the finest all-natural ingredients, Cointreau has a uniquely refreshing taste. A versatile, 80 proof spirit, Cointreau can be enjoyed as the base spirit in many cocktails, such as the Cointreau Rickey, but is also an essential ingredient in the most popular cocktails including the Margarita, the Cosmopolitan, and the Sidecar.
The Original Margarita, made with Cointreau, was the result of a chic socialite, Margarita Sames, mixing her favorite spirits together until she made the perfect drink while entertaining at home. In 1948 in Acalpuco, Mexico, the Margarita was born, made with two of her favorites: Tequila & Cointreau.
Originally made with rye whiskey, the Rickey is a classic drink simply crafted with fresh lime juice, your favorite base spirit, and club soda. The Cointreau Rickey is a perfection of this American creation, as the sweetness of Cointreau beautifully balances the tartness of fresh lime.