The original Triple Sec, this fresh-tasting orange liqueur is famous around the world.
It was Edouard Cointreau the son of co-founder Edouard-Jean who developed the famous Cointreau recipe. Originally described as Triple Sec, which referred to the way by which the product is made - a combination of sweet and bitter orange peels, macerated in neutral alcohol are distilled three times to concentrate the flavours. Edouard selected only the best quality fruit and therefore was able to produce a finer spirit that did not need so much sugar, he chose to use the word Sec to distinguish it from other producers' orange liqueurs which contained heavy doses of sugar to hide their use of poor quality ingredients. Unfortunately he was not able to patent the term Triple Sec, as a result this, the original Triple Sec liqueur, was marketed under the family name of Cointreau.
Fresh mandarin orange zest, with a hint of orange oil, spice & honey.