COINTREAU

COINTREAU

Liqueurs

France

COINTREAU350 ml, Blended 40% vol

A family legacy since 1849, the original heart of classic cocktails and the world’s first Triple Sec. Cointreau distillery opened in 1849, in Angers, France, founded by two brothers: Adolphe and Edouard-Jean Cointreau. Today, the sixth generation, Alfred Cointreau, carries on the family legacy with the same passion. Cointreau is the only brand of Triple Sec named in the iconic cocktail books.
 
Cointreau was in the original recipes of the world’s most famous cocktails: the White Lady, the Sidecar, the Margarita and the Cosmopolitan to name just a few. In the second half of the 19th century, Curacao liqueurs were very popular. Edouard Cointreau (son of Edouard-Jean) found them less than sophisticated and too sweet. After a long quest for the perfect orange liqueur, Edouard perfected his unique recipe in 1875: Cointreau, the world’s first Triple Sec was born!
 
The amount of concentrated essential oils was tripled, the sugar content was lowered for a dryer taste. The secret recipe remains unchanged ever since. The original name 'Triple Sec' was definitively removed from the label in 1960: Cointreau stood apart and above the category they had created.
 
Spirits industry experts, both past and present, recognize Cointreau as a core building block in premium cocktail creation. Cointreau’s Master Distiller perpetuates the tradition. Cointreau is made from 100% natural ingredients: A perfect blend of sweet and bitter orange peels, for a unique balance of zesty, fresh and fruity notes, as well as water, sugar and alcohol, chosen for their purity, leaving room for the full expression of orange aromas. Cointreau is still distilled in Angers with traditional methods. 
 
Cointreau is the most copied liqueur in the world : there have been over 1,000 copycat brands since its creation, none of them ever matching the quality of the original. Compared with other orange liqueurs, Cointreau has: the highest concentration in essential oils; the lowest presence of sugar; the most intense and rapid opalescence. As a result, Cointreau’s taste is aromatic and balanced, not too sweet and uniquely fresh.
 
Cointreau is the most awarded orange liqueur in the world, with more than 300 awards since its creation. Paired with lime or lemon juice, Cointreau is the perfect base spirit for any cocktail; it can stand on its own as a base spirit (due to its full alcohol proof), and compliments (not coats) the spirit it is paired with, to provide a high-quality cocktail.

Rs611.80

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