Cointreau is one of the world's most renowned and distinguished spirits. With its perfect blend of bittersweet orange peels, this crystal-clear liqueur has become an indispensable ingredient for expert mixologists and celebrity chefs across the globe.
Cointreau has been linked to the cocktail world since its inception and is key to many original recipes, such as the Margarita and Cosmopolitan. Hence, Cointreau is found at bars the world over, as it is the essential component or the most stylish cocktails.
Ready to meet the strength of the crystal clear spirit, are baskets laden with sun-dried orange peels, their intricate colours defining different orange flavors; greenish-bronze for bitter, orangey-red for sweet, which yield a greater fruit intensity. The peels are fully dried, macerated and finally distilled in gloriously burnished red copper stills to extract every drop of the precious essential oils. The other ingredients (alcohol, sugar and water) – which are also completely natural – give the liqueur its creamy roundness and aromatic vigour that inspires the mouth.
Cointreau has won numerous awards, including:
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Two Silver Medals 2010
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Gold Medal 2009