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Cointreau Liqueur bottle
Cointreau

Cointreau

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Cointreau, the crystal clear Orange Liqueur, founded in Angers, France, remains one of the world's most distinguished spirits with over 160 years of history. Renowned for its perfect balance of 100% all natural sweet and bitter orange peels, Cointreau has a uniquely refreshing and complex taste. A versatile, 80 proof spirit, Cointreau can be enjoyed as the base spirit in many cocktails, such as the Cointreau Rickey, but is also an essential ingredient in the most popular cocktails including the Margarita, the Cosmopolitan, and the Sidecar.

Cointreau won the 2016 Ultimate Spirits Chairman’s trophy & seal for “Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation.”

Bottle size: 750ml

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Notes of Scent & Flavor

  • Appearance

    Cointreau is perfectly colorless and characterized by its total transparency and remarkable brightness. The opalescence is the proof of the high oranges peels essences concentration.
  • Nose

    It releases pronounced aromas which are both refined and complex; the result of a marriage of zesty bitter oranges notes combined with the freshness of lemon and vegetal notes with a hint of nutmeg and cardamom. These are followed by the fruity, rounded, soft notes of sweet oranges with a touch of candied fruit and vanilla.
  • Mouth

    Silky, almost creamy on the palate, with beautifully-balanced notes of orange zest and of candied orange. At the start there is orange flavor explosion, dominated by a sweet, full-bodied flavour, quickly balanced out by the warming sensation of the alcohol, and a slight bitterness.This is followed by a balanced blend of sweet and bitter flavours from the orange peels essences, which creates a pleasantly fresh sensation.

“I have searched passionately for the quintessential flavor of Cointreau. I wanted to combine crystal-clear purity with the subtlety of tastes made from the perfect blend of sweet and bitter orange peels." - Edouard Cointreau


Origins

The story begins at the rue Saint-Laud in Angers, France. The year, 1849 and the brothers, Edouard-Jean and Adolphe Cointreau opened the doors to their distillery. Previously in the confectionary and cake-making business, the family saw the need for higher quality naturally flavored liqueurs that were unavailable at the time. From then on, the brothers embraced the new challenge.

Edouard Cointreau, the son of Edouard-Jean, grew up in the warmth of the distillery and reached adulthood with the prospect of becoming a Master Distiller himself. His sole aim was to follow his father's footsteps and enhance the status of liqueur making. His childhood dream came true in 1870 when he joined his father and uncle as head of the family distillery.

By 1875, Edouard had noticed consumers' interest in the taste of oranges, which at the time was a very rare and precious commodity. He saw this universal flavor, which was appealing to both men and women, and continuously experimented until he created the perfect blend of bitter and sweet orange peels. His passion gave birth to the original Triple-Sec that is known today as Cointreau. It wasn’t long before Edouard’s passion was shared with the world. At the World’s Fair in Paris in 1889, Cointreau would claim the first of many awards dedicated to the Unconventional French Spirit. Soon, recognition came from all over the globe. Not satisfied with just building a unique liqueur, Edouard took great interest into the emerging medium of advertising. Drawing inspiration from a picture of Pierrot and an homage to Edouard’s eyeglasses - the character of Pierrot de Cointreau was born in 1988 and quickly became the Brand’s ambassador in its advertising.

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Discover the original recipe of the Margarita with Cointreau!

Featured Cocktail Recipe

The Original Margarita

Ingredients

1 oz Cointreau
2 oz Blanco tequila
1 oz Fresh lime juice

Recipe

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a alt-rimmed rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.