What is Cointreau?

Cointreau is a is a premium orange flavoured liqueur produced in Saint-Barthélemy-d’Anjou, France by Rémy Cointreau. It’s clear and transparent like water and has 40% alcohol by volume.

It was created in 1849 in the rue Saint-Laud in Angers, by the brothers Edouard-Jean and Adolphe Cointreau. (remy-cointreau). Cointreau is a brand of triple sec. 

Triple sec is a triple-distilled orange flavoured, semi-sweet, transparent liqueur with three times the concentration of orange aromas. The alcohol content varies depending in the brand from 22-40% alcohol by volume.

Cointreau was the first registered brand of “triple sec,”  on May 20th, 1885 with the clerk of the Angers Chamber of Commerce. (remy-cointreau)

What is Cointreau used for?

Cointreau is used in more than 350 cocktails worldwide, including Side Car, the Margarita and the Cosmopolitan.

It’s also used to make Cointreau Fizz which is made of 1/3 Cointreau, 2/3 sparkling water and the juice from half a lime.

Cointreau can also be used in baking to flavour fruit cakes, scones, icings and glazes and sweet breads and impart orange flavour. It’s also used in desserts.

The liqueur is transparent in colour and is described as: clear water white; tangy orange and orange peel aroma; bitter-sweet orange flavour, balanced by alcohol warmth.



Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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