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Cointreau

Citrus & Triple Sec Liqueur /40% ABV / France




Product Details

Category
Citrus & Triple Sec Liqueur
Region
France
ABV
40%
Liquor Flavor
Orange
Tasting Notes
Bitter, Citrus, Fresh, Fruity, Herbal, Sweet, Vanilla
Base Ingredients
Fruit
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 the crystal-clear orange liqueur essential for any home bar. It is at the heart of more than 350 of the world’s most celebrated cocktails including The Original Margarita, The Cosmopolitan, and The Sidecar. This full-strength, 80-proof spirit has the versatility to mix with any type of liquor to craft a more elevated cocktail. Distilled from a blend of all-natural sweet and bitter orange peels, Cointreau has a perfectly balanced flavor beloved by mixologists and bartenders worldwide. The superior distillation process maintains the quality of the orange peels and preserves their natural essential oils, lending Cointreau its unique, highly aromatic qualities. The House of Cointreau was founded in 1849 in Angers, France, where Edouard Cointreau perfected the recipe. To learn more about Cointreau, visit www.cointreau.com or follow Cointreau on Instagram/Twitter via @Cointreau_US or Facebook via @cointreauUS.

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Community Reviews

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  • Isis
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 27 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Always.

  • Alicia B.
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 25 2021
    Verified Buyer

    As always very good

  • Matt B.
    Verified Buyer
    Nov 24 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Love it what it is and hate it for the cost

  • Ryan
    Verified Buyer
    Sep 3 2021
    Verified Buyer

    The best way to claim your “straight tequila on ice with a lime” is actually a margarita.

  • Laura
    Verified Buyer
    Aug 10 2021
    Verified Buyer

    I am over the moon with a drink called the side car. It is Cognac, Cointreau and a bit of lemon juice with a twist. A sugar rim is nice also. I have tried Grand Marnier but this is the best tasting for this drink. I am very happy to know of the delivery.

  • James D.
    Verified Buyer
    Aug 9 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Necessary for a classic Marg

  • Katie B.
    Verified Buyer
    Jul 20 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Delicious

  • Bruce
    Verified Buyer
    May 16 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Absolutely necessary for my margaritas!

  • Victoria N.
    Verified Buyer
    May 14 2021
    Verified Buyer

    So much better than triple sec! Worth the extra $$

  • Brigette
    Reviewed at cointreau.com
    May 13 2021
    Reviewed at cointreau.com

    I use Cointreau when I make a Cosmopolitan. I also make a Mimosa with orange juice, Prosecco and Cointreau.

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FAQs

The term “triple sec” is more a description of the process by which the liqueur is made rather than a specific product, and as such, Cointreau is a version of triple sec. In 19th-century France, tropical fruit flavorings were rare and highly coveted; Jean-Baptiste Combier’s orange liqueur (the original triple sec) enjoyed immediate popularity, and a rival confectioner family, the Cointreau’s, decided to throw their proverbial orange-flavored hat in the ring.
Edouard-Jean Cointreau crafted his own style of the sought-after triple sec product with a higher ABV and more forward orange flavor; Cointreau’s liqueur is the best-known triple sec in the world today.
In the 19th century, the traditional recipe for triple sec used a beet sugar-based alcohol combined with sundried, Caribbean orange peels; only unripe, bitter oranges were used in the original recipe, as the greener fruits contained more essential orange oil in the skins. The resulting taste is bright, zesty and citrusy, though some modern triple sec products are actually quite sweet. Like many French liqueurs, triple sec was originally designed to be a digestif, something indulgent to sip neat after dinner or with dessert, but today, it’s most often combined with popular cocktail recipes to deliver a hardy punch of citrus flavor.
Triple sec is an orange-flavored liqueur, but there are other kinds of orange spirits that do not necessarily qualify as triple sec; most orange liqueurs are made using a sweeter alcoholic base (often rum or brandy) and then steeping pungent, bitter orange peels.
Other well-known orange liqueurs include Blue Curaçao, (a Dutch liqueur that uses lahara fruit peels and blue food dye) and Grand Marnier (a French creation that combines Cognac brandy and bitter orange liqueur).
Most orange-flavored liqueurs are affordable and easy to find, and you can opt for any orange liqueur in lieu of triple sec in your preferred cocktails.
Triple sec is a popular orange-flavored, clear liqueur featured in your favorite, indulgent cocktails including cosmopolitans, mai tais, Long Island iced teas and margaritas; while a pervasive product no doubt, most recipes call for just a small amount of triple sec, thanks to its bright and bold flavor.
Like so many other liqueurs, triple sec’s success can be credited to the French — in the early 19th century, a confectioner named Jean-Baptiste Combier and his wife Josephine experimented with steeping exotic Caribbean orange peels in sugar cane alcohol. The resulting liqueur, called “triple sec,” actually applies more to the triple distillation process than the specific product.

About the brand

Cointreau is the crystal-clear orange liqueur essential for any home bar. It is at the heart of more than 350 of the world's most celebrated cocktails including The Original Margarita, The Cosmopolitan, and The Sidecar.

This full-strength, 80-proof spirit has the versatility to mix with any type of liquor to craft a more elevated cocktail. Distilled from a blend of all-natural sweet and bitter orange peels, Cointreau has a perfectly balanced flavor beloved by mixologists and bartenders worldwide. The superior distillation process maintains the quality of the orange peels and preserves their natural essential oils, lending Cointreau its unique, highly aromatic qualities.

The House of Cointreau was founded in 1849 in Angers, France, where Edouard Cointreau perfected the recipe. To learn more about Cointreau, visit www.cointreau.com or follow Cointreau on Instagram or Twitter via @Cointreau_US or Facebook via @cointreauUS.

Drizly's take

An integral component of any home bar, Cointreau® is a colorless orange liqueur. This aromatic spirit features a complex blend of sweet and bitter orange peel extracts, giving it more than 40 fragrant orange notes. On the nose, this Cointreau liqueur is zesty, fresh, floral and sweet. Enjoy it neat or over ice to experience the symphony of fresh and orangey flavors.

The outstanding balance of flavors makes this Cointreau alcohol an excellent bar mixer. In cocktails, it enhances the taste of other ingredients, bringing balance and freshness to mixed drinks. This triple sec liqueur is at the heart of many famous cocktails, including the Cosmopolitan and the original Margarita. If you need a surprise twist to a mimosa, then add a dash of this orange liqueur to the blend of fresh orange juice and sparkling wine for a delicious change. Grab a bottle by clicking these handy links to search for Drizly in your city, and look for liquor stores on Drizly near you.

-This citrus liqueur features bitter and sweet orange peel extract
-A highly aromatic liquor with an intense flavor or oranges
-An integral part of celebrated cocktails such as the Cosmopolitan and Margarita

Try these Cointreau recipes

The Original Margarita

  • tequila

The Original Margarita was created in 1948 when Dallas socialite Margarita Sames mixed her two favorite spirits, Cointreau and tequila, together with lime juice while vacationing in Acapulco. This original recipe has stood the test of over 70 years' time. As Margarita Sames said, "A Margarita without Cointreau is not worth its salt."

The Cosmopolitan 

  • vodka

The Cosmopolitan was created by Toby Cecchini in New York City at The Odeon in 1988. Cecchini took an existing, imperfect cocktail making the rounds in San Francisco and added Cointreau and fresh juices, establishing the elegant recipe that tipped the world into the modern craft cocktail movement. This blush pink cocktail has an established history as one of the most well-known classic cocktails, and certainly the most iconic drink to emerge from the 80s. A mainstay at top bars around the world, The Cosmopolitan has influenced pop culture - from the big screen to fashion runways - and remains a cocktail of choice for tastemakers worldwide.

The Mango Margarita

  • mezcal

Add a tropical twist to your margarita with a touch of mango juice and chile lime salt. A perfect cocktail for the summer months.

The Piña Margarita

  • tequila

Nothing says beach time like fresh pineapple juice. The added cinnamon-sugar rim provides an indulgent, sweet taste you wouldn't expect in a margarita.