Cointreau

Cointreau (pronounced [kwan'-tro]) is a brand of triple sec liqueur, obtained from sweet and bitter oranges, and produced in Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou, a suburb of Angers, France. Cointreau sources its oranges from all over the world, usually Spain, Brazil and Haïti.

In addition to being imbibed as an apéritif, Cointreau is sometimes used as a digestif. Cointreau is considered to be either a premium brand triple sec or a unique category of liqueur. With a 40% alcohol content, Cointreau is strong for a triple sec which usually has an alcohol content around 23%.

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There are two versions - a normal strength one for drinking, and the “gastronomic” version which has a higher alcohol content and is sold for food preparation.




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