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DeKuyper Orange Curaco Liqueur

Citrus & Triple Sec Liqueur /30% ABV / Kentucky, United States

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Citrus & Triple Sec Liqueur
Kentucky, United States

Product description

DeKuyper® Orange Curacao infuses your cocktails with citrus and tropical flavor. Synonymous with island flavor, this clear-colored favorite is harmoniously blended from distilled extracts of oranges, lemons and Curacao fruit. Balanced for sweetness, Orange Curacao is incredibly useful in crafting distinctive drinks

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4.72 Reviews
  • Charles Chapin.
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    It's basic and very inexpensive. Works fine.

  • Martha L.
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    I'm not a regular user of orange liquer, so don't have a memory of any to compare it to. It tastes good and orangey.


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.

Drizly's take

Bartenders' favorite cordial, DeKuyper® Orange Curacao Liqueur has a sweet profile. It features a bright tropical flavor with tasty citrusy notes. This DeKuyper orange liqueur uses distilled extracts of oranges, lemon and curacao fruit for a flavorful drink with a well-balanced profile. It pours a dark amber color and contains 30% ABV. The sweet and tropical taste of this DeKuyper triple sec liqueur makes it a key ingredient of famous cocktails. The smooth finish and aromatic profile of this orange liqueur blend well with hard drinks like aged rum and brandy.

Kick things up a notch with cocktails that feature this orange triple sec liqueur with your favorite alcoholic drinks. Mix equal parts apricot brandy and orange curacao with gin. Stir everything well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a maraschino berry for a fruity drink that looks elegant and tastes delicious. Bring a bottle of this citrus liqueur home by clicking these handy links to search for Drizly in your city, and look for liquor stores on Drizly near you.

-This curacao liqueur has a tropical profile with a sweet flavor
-Features oranges, lemon and curacao fruit for a citrusy taste
-Works as a versatile bar mixer to elevate your party drinks

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