10 Cointreau Cocktail Recipes to Try


Cointreau, an orange-flavoured triple sec liqueur that is produced in Saint-Barthélemy-d’Anjou, France, is a crucial ingredient in many classic and creative cocktail recipes. It is a liquor cabinet staple that is essential for adding a sweet orange twist to so many drinks. Try these recipes for Cointreau drinks for something delightful.

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One of the world’s favourite and most enduring cocktails, synonymous with Mexico and its stunning coastline. Part of its popularity is based on its simplicity, employing just tequila, Cointreau/triple sec, and lime juice, salt and lime zest for the garnish.

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An elegant twist on the classic margarita, the pink señorita has a lovely blush colour to it and is a sweeter, more palatable alternative to the strong sourness of the original.

Cointreau fizz

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This is a very simple cocktail made from Cointreau, soda water and fresh lime juice. Just pour all the ingredients into a glass and stir gently. Add a slice of fresh lime or a twist of orange peel for garnish and you’ve got a deliciously fresh drink for a summer evening.

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A Singapore sling is a classic recipe for a gin Cointreau cocktail. Using cherry liqueur, Cointreau/triple sec, grenadine, DOM Benedictine, pineapple juice, lime juice, and angostura bitters. The ingredients are poured into a shaker and shaken vigorously, strained and poured.

Cointreau spritz

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Try this twist on the Italian classic spritz. Replacing the Aperol with Cointreau adds a liveliness that is gives something different while retaining the essence for the cocktail. Use dry Prosecco, Cointreau, orange juice and soda water, pour over ice and add a twist of orange for garnish.

cointreau-cocktails-Finedininglovers-Cosmopolitan

The cosmopolitan is one of the most famous cocktails with Cointreau and vodka. It uses just lime, Cointreau, vodka and cranberry juice. Shaken and strained in a martini glass or cocktail cup with slice of lime for garnish.

Cointreau and tonic

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Just an orangey twist on the classic G&T, replace the gin with Cointreau, add 10 mls of lime juice for citrus to balance, and serve in a straight glass. Easy.

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A classic cocktail that uses just Cointreau / triple sec, Cognac and lemon juice. The drink is shaken and strained, served in a cocktail cup and has a garnish of sugar-rimmed glass and a twist of candied lemon peel.

cointreau-cocktails-Finedininglovers-Long-Island-Iced-Tea

The classic Long Island iced tea includes gin, vodka, white rum, triple sec and tequila and so packs a punch. Not one to drink all night, but occasionally, if you’re having just one, the Long Island can really hit the spot.

cointreau-cocktails-Finedininglovers-Cucumber-Margarita

Try this twist on his margarita with lovely fresh cucumber, lime juice, Cointreau, tequila, Grand Marnier and lime zest. Make it like a margarita and serve the same way.



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