Cointreau is the crystal-clear orange liqueur essential for any home bar. It is at the heart of more than 350 of the world’s most celebrated cocktails including The Original Margarita, The Cosmopolitan, and The Sidecar. This full-strength, 80-proof spirit has the versatility to mix with any type of liquor to craft a more elevated cocktail. Distilled from a blend of all-natural sweet and bitter orange peels, Cointreau has a perfectly balanced flavor beloved by mixologists and bartenders worldwide. The superior distillation process maintains the quality of the orange peels and preserves their natural essential oils, lending Cointreau its unique, highly aromatic qualities. The House of Cointreau was founded in 1849 in Angers, France, where Edouard Cointreau perfected the recipe.
Cointreau is no stranger to the unexpected. Its deep amber bottle conceals a visual surprise: a perfectly transparent liqueur. When mixed, the crystalline liqueur becomes opalescent, a physical testament to the high concentration of orange essence. Cointreau is an aromatic feat and owes this impact to a complex blend of sweet and bitter orange peel essences. Zesty, fresh, floral, sweet… With a spectrum of more than 40 aromatic notes, Cointreau is a captivating ode to orange on its own and an enhancer of other flavors when mixed. Cointreau’s flavor profile is a symphony of unexpected dualities: It has an instant yet lingering freshness on the palate, is a harmonious blend of nuanced notes yet remains intensely orange. In cocktails, Cointreau serves as a flavor amplifier, helping reveal the other ingredients while bringing balance, depth, and freshness to the mix.