frequently asked question
1. What is Cointreau ?
Cointreau is a crystal-clear liqueur with a 40% alcohol content which is made from the distillation of sweet and bitter orange peels. It is then blended with natural alcohol, sugar and water, all selected for their absolute purity and neutrality of taste. It has been enjoyed by millions of people worldwide for well over a century, and is firmly established as a stylish drink for many different occasions.
Here is Cointreau's nutritional information:
- Carbohydrates: 0.24 g per cl (7.4 g per oz)
- Sugar content: 24 g per 10 cl (7.4 g per oz)- Alcohol content: 40%
- Calories: 32 per cl (95 per fl oz)
Cointreau does not contain gluten, eggs, lactose or nuts.
2. Why does Cointreau sometimes become opalescent, when it is in fact a crystalline liqueur?
As a result of the distillation, Cointreau is highly concentrated in essential oils from the orange peels, and has a high alcoholic concentration. These particularities explain why, when cooled to a certain temperature or mixed with water, Cointreau turns opalescent. This is seen, for the best example, when it is poured over ice. As a matter of fact, some constituents of the essential oils are indissoluble under a certain temperature (around 7°C). Therefore, this phenomenon, a direct consequence of the Cointreau manufacturing secret, indicates a high quantity of essential oils in the final product and guarantees the uniqueness of the product worldwide.
Thanks to its premium quality, Cointreau can be drunk neat or on ice and is used by barmen across the globe to make the world's favourite cocktails.
3. Is Cointreau aged?
No ageing process is necessary. Cointreau's rich and complex taste derives from the quality of its essential oils. As with all liqueurs, Cointreau is at its best as soon as the distillation process has been completed. Correctly stored, it will remain in good condition for many years. However, to be enjoyed at its very best, Cointreau should be consumed within three years after manufacture.
4. What is the difference between Cointreau and a Triple Sec?
Cointreau is a high quality product made with only the finest natural ingredients, which account for its uniquely rich, complex taste. Cointreau is, and always has been, the one and only, original orange liqueur.
5. What is the best way to enjoy Cointreau?
You can enjoy Cointreau neat, on ice (with a twist of fresh lime), mixed with tonic, lemonade, soda water or fruit juice (pineapple, grapefruit, orange) and also in the world's most popular cocktails.
6. What are the most popular Cointreau cocktails?
7. Is Cointreau Kosher?
Cointreau has a rabbinical guarantee: the "Consistoire" of Paris has allowed its consumption. You can check this information on www.consistoire.org. This website is in French, but please follow the link on the homepage: "Nouveautés Kacherout" (New Kacherout), and then "liste complète des produits sélectionnés hors Pessah" (complete list of selected products out of Pessah).
8. I have a great recipe using Cointreau, who can I submit it to?
We would be glad to receive your recipe. Don't hesitate to send it to us via the "Contact" page!
9. Where can I find Cointreau in my country?
You will find our distributors contact information at the question No.° 14
10. Looking for some information on our visitor centre?
Cointreau Museum & Visitor Centre
ZI Saint Barthélemy d'Anjou
Tel.: + 33 (0)2 41 31 50 50
Guided tours in English, French, German and Spanish.
11. How can I get promotional material?
Please contact our distributor's office in your country. They will be pleased to help you with your request. You will find our distributors' contact information at the question No.° 14
12. Who should I contact for a sponsorship opportunity?
Please contact our distributor's office in your country. They will be pleased to help you with your request. You will find our distributors contact information at the question N° 14
13. Where do I send my resume/C.V. for employment opportunities?
Thank you for your interest in the Rémy Cointreau Group. Job vacancies are not currently listed on our website, however, if you're interested in working with Rémy Cointreau, please send us your C.V./resume, along with a cover letter, explaining what type of position you are seeking, to the following address:
CLS RÉMY COINTREAU
Human Resources Department
21 Boulevard Haussmann
Or, via E-mail
14. Where can I find product and company information?
Please visit our corporate website: www.remy-cointreau.com
Distributors contact information:
- For the USA and the Caribbean, please contact:
REMY COINTREAU USA INC
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104
Phone: +1 (212) 399 4200
Fax: +1 (212) 399 2461
For other countries, please leave us a message and we will provide you with the right contact.