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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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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