Spring is the season of rebirth, rejuvenation and renewal – the perfect time to experience new flavours and sensations. And, Cointreau is your ideal ally.
Taste the flavours of spring with Cointreau
Of course, oranges, the prime ingredient in Cointreau, have a powerful association with spring. Navel oranges ripen in the winter, spring, and early summer, while Valencia oranges begin ripening in the spring and are harvested through summer. Cointreau is created using exceptional sweet and bitter orange peels from the four corners of the world. A nuanced symphony of diverse notes, this iconic liqueur is something of an aromatic feat. Zesty, fresh, floral, sweet… and even more flavour notes just waiting to delight your palate when you mix the perfect Cointreau cocktail.
To help you make the change of seasons something to really enjoy, we’ve curated a series of Cointreau cocktails that capture the essence of spring.
And what better place to start than with one of the most famous cocktails of all time? Loved by everyone from occasional drinkers to top-shelf bartenders, a well-made Margarita strikes the perfect balance between sweet, tart and refreshing. But that doesn’t mean that there’s no good reason to mix things up a little. And, what better time to get creative than spring? Getting inventive with fresh ingredients can add a whole new level to this classic cocktail. Here are few variations just made for spring, starting with the very aptly named…
What makes Cointreau the bartender’s secret weapon is its incredible spectrum of more than 40 aromatic notes. These act as a 'flavour amplifier', helping to reveal the other ingredients, bringing balance, depth and unrivalled freshness to the mix. As Margarita Sames, the inventor of the world’s favourite cocktail, the Margarita, famously remarked, “A Margarita without Cointreau isn't worth its' salt."
Suppose you'd like to learn how to make cocktails at home like a pro. In that case, we have cocktails tutorials, masterclasses and practice exercises with easy tips for step-by-step cocktail making.
And to see just how much there is to explore, see our complete list of Cointreau cocktails here. From leading bartenders' creations to a vast array of delicious Margaritas, you're bound to find something to help you enjoy a new taste sensation.
Cointreau is a captivating ode to orange on its own and an enhancer of other flavours when mixed. According to the best noses in the world, Cointreau could give off almost 40 different aromas.
We created the Cointreau Aroma Wheel to help even the most novice tasters experience the full flavour spectrum contained inside each signature amber bottle. How can you use it? Here are three of our favourite ways:
- Experience an incredible flavour journey for yourself: Pour yourself a shot of Cointreau and try to identify all the flavours and nuances listed on the wheel.
- Food Pairing: Serve Cointreau alongside other dishes and see how it transforms, with a host of delicious food pairings you can try. How about a Spring Margarita, paired with Beetroot Tartar, Green Peas and Gravlax Salmon with Prawn crackers?
- Custom Cocktail Creation: Use the Cointreau Aroma Wheel to build custom, balanced drinks
Spin the wheel here to discover the incredible range of flavours waiting in every bottle of Cointreau.
Spring is the perfect time to expand your repertoire. Why not start today and enjoy an exceptional taste of Spring with Cointreau!