About Cointreau Liqueur
Looking for a stellar performance from a cocktail's supporting cast? Look no further than Cointreau Liqueur, the world's best selling orange liqueur. But first, let's address the mysterious elephant in the room: how do you actually pronounce Cointreau? It's 'kwahn-troh'. Say it with me, 'kwahn-troh'. There, you've earned yourself another shot!
Born from the rolling hills of France's Loire Valley, despite the region being better known for its wine, Cointreau is a true testament to the heritage and terroir of this corner of the world. Adolphe C. and Eduoard-Jean, a dynamic sibling duo, took their family's sleepy fruit orchards and elevated them into the grand world of liqueur making way back in 1849. They created an orange liqueur that was three times more flavorful yet less sweet than its counterparts by 1885.
The difference between Cointreau and other orange liqueurs like Triple Sec, you may ask? Cointreau prides itself on using all-natural sweet and bitter orange peels plus a mix of alcohol, sugar, and water, producing an enticing combination of rich flavour and less overwhelming sweetness. That's unlike Triple Sec that's often artificially flavoured and overly sweet. In fact, the term 'triple sec' generally means 'triple dry' and it is less dry and sweet than Cointreau. The experts say it's like comparing a homemade orange marmalade to a store-bought faux orange jam. It's simply not a fair fight!
Cointreau's unique blend worked like magic, catapulting the brand into global success. Today, you'll find Cointreau on the shelves of every self-respecting cocktail bar and home bar worldwide, including, of course, Curiada. Yes! We have it available for purchase with 2-5 day delivery. Curiada, after all, is the marketplace for passionate cocktailers.
As a testament to its adaptability, Cointreau can subtly elevate a wide range of cocktails from the classic margarita to the old fashioned. It's a punch of orange flavor that complements, never overpowers, an otherwise well-balanced drink. In a pinch, Cointreau also makes a fine substitute for Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao or Grand Marnier. But if you want to soar beyond Cointreau, consider an artisanal triple sec like the Giffard Triple Sec.
An essential for margarita mixing and more, Cointreau is featured in our Join Jules Craft Spirits Collection, curated by TikTok's sensation, Join Jules. A few other popular uses include Greg's Corpse Reviver #2 and the mind-blowing Margarita Matrix. Pro-tip: try the latter with a dash of Cointreau and clear your schedule for the next 24-48 hours. You'll thank us later!
But don’t just take our word for it, check out this popular Aster & Primrose: A rum lover's cocktail recipe with you guessed it, a splash of Cointreau.
Served up in 750ml bottles and packing an 80 Proof punch, Cointreau is proof that life is indeed better with a hint of orange. Get yours now, and join the cocktail revolution!
Last Updated: 01-10-2024
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Main Ingredient: Orange Peels
Country of Origin: France
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