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Cointreau Orange Liqueur Triple Sec*Packaging may vary

Cointreau Orange Liqueur Triple Sec

Citrus & Triple Sec Liqueur /40% ABV / France

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Citrus & Triple Sec Liqueur
Liquor Flavor
Tasting Notes
Bitter, Citrus, Fresh, Fruity, Herbal, Sweet, Vanilla
Base Ingredients
Food Pairing
Beef, Cheese - Blue, Cheese - Creamy & Bloomy, Cheese - Fresh & Soft, Cheese - Hard Aged, Cheese - Nutty & Semi-Firm, Cheese - Stinky, Chicken, Cured Meats, Dessert - Chocolate & Coffee, Dessert - Fruit, Dessert - Vanilla & Caramel, Duck & Game Bird, Fish - Meaty & Oily, Fish - White, Fruit - Citrus, Fruit - Dried, Fruit - Sweet, Lamb, Mushrooms, Nuts, Pasta, Pork, Root Vegetables, Salads & Greens, Shellfish, Tomatoes, Turkey

Product description

Cointreau is an iconic orange liqueur with crystal clear color, exceptional citrus aroma, and an instantly fresh taste that lingers. Crafted from a precise blend of sweet and bitter orange peels and meticulous distillation processes, this full-strength spirit is perfectly balanced and smooth. Throughout its more than 170 years of history, Cointreau has inspired the imagination of mixologists, bartenders, chefs, and home hosts around the world. Now at the heart of more than 500 of the world’s most celebrated cocktails, Cointreau is highly versatile to create more elevated cocktails, bringing balance, depth, and freshness to the mix. Cointreau has won more than 300 international awards ever since its birth. In the 19th century, Cointreau became the essential ingredient of many classic cocktails, including The Original Margarita, The Cosmopolitan, and The Sidecar. To learn more about Cointreau and its bespoke cocktail recipes, visit or follow Cointreau on Instagram/Twitter via @Cointreau_US or Facebook via @cointreauUS.

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Triple sec is a category of drinks — specifically, a group of dry orange liqueurs — and Cointreau is one of them. On its own, the term “triple sec” can be a bit confusing, as it refers to both a category of liqueurs and, more colloquially, to a family of inexpensive, low-quality orange liqueurs. That’s why it’s important to distinguish between Cointreau and triple sec: Cointreau is stronger, smoother, and has far more complexity to it than your average triple sec, with a smooth orange flavor that walks a fine line between sweetness and bitterness.
The abstract answer is that the ingredients of the margarita are totally up to you, the mixologist, the artist, the Picasso of liquor (Drink-asso?). However, in reality, you definitely need Cointreau instead of a cheap triple sec or orange liqueur. The main reason for this is that Cointreau promises a well-balanced margarita that doesn’t veer too strongly into either sweetness or bitterness. The difference between a Cointreau margarita and a standard triple sec margarita is obvious.
Cointreau is a versatile liqueur that goes well with a range of citrus juices, coffee or hot chocolate, hot or cold apple cider, or sour mix and club soda. You can also drink Cointreau with amaretto or dry sparkling wine, or mix it in a cocktail with some tangy lime juice, orange, ice, and sparkling water — this is the classic Cointreau Fizz cocktail. Don’t be afraid to try Cointreau straight, as well, because it’s got a lovely sweet flavor that’s great on its own.
Cointreau is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in the universe of orange liqueurs, so giving a bottle to someone as a gift is a great gesture. Cointreau is crafted in Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou in France and is considered an essential ingredient in a wide range of cocktails — including, of course, the margarita. If your gift recipient enjoys mixing cocktails and having a colorful bottle of high-quality liqueur on their shelf, Cointreau won’t disappoint.
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