How do you make Easter celebrations more interesting? Grab a bottle of Cointreau, the world's most famous and award-winning orange liqueur (triple-sec), and let your inner mixologist get creative and enjoy some refreshing and delicious cocktails.
Six Egg-citing Easter Cocktails to try at home
To help you make the most of it, we've curated a list of six egg-citing cocktails that you and your family and friends will love.
For over a century, one incredible orange liqueur has found itself at the heart of more world-famous cocktails than any other. We refer, of course, to Cointreau.
Since its invention by Edouard Cointreau in 1885, Cointreau has influenced the art of cocktail making. This versatile orange liqueur (triple-sec) is used in over 500 cocktails to add a touch of sweetness and complexity. And if you want vegan options, 259 Cointreau-based cocktails are available in our cocktails sections. Just use the filter to refine your search and we’re going to share a few of our favourites.
Cointreau glorifies flavours, enhances tastes, and balances compositions. These qualities make it the mixologists' favourite, earning it a privileged place in famous bars worldwide. Its smooth and silky texture adds depth to any cocktail, creating a more well-rounded and satisfying drinking experience.
One of the primary reasons Cointreau is so highly regarded is its complex and nuanced flavour profile. It has a bright citrus aroma that is both refreshing and invigorating, with notes of orange blossom, mandarin, and lemon.
Start making the most of your Easter holidays with a classic Cointreau cocktail that's stood the test for over 70 years. On vacation in Acapulco in 1948, Dallas socialite Margarita Sames mixed her two favourite spirits, Cointreau and tequila, and lime juice. And just like that, the original Margarita was born.
What better day to celebrate the Aussie tradition of the Easter long weekend than by sharing one of Australia's favourite cocktails with friends. As a cocktail everyone loves the Margarita, it’s perfect for all sorts of weekend entertaining, and with only three ingredients it's so easy to make.
An independent study on various Margarita recipes shows that an original Margarita made with Cointreau demonstrates superior 'organoleptic’ qualities – delighting the senses with a very aromatic, fresh, and balanced sensory profile.
If you want to serve an authentic Margarita that your friends will truly enjoy, use Cointreau, the first and original triple-sec. As Margarita Sames, inventor of the Margarita, so famously said:
“A Margarita without Cointreau isn’t worth its salt.”
Cointreau’s unique flavour notes and sensory profile make it the perfect cocktail ingredient. The flavour is rich and well-rounded, with a sweet and fruity front note that gives way to a slightly bitter and spicy finish.
Its complex aroma and nuanced taste add depth and balance to any cocktail, making it a versatile and highly regarded choice for mixologists and home bartenders alike.
French Lavender (a perfect match with French liqueur like Cointreau) flower in Autumn in Australia, making it the perfect seasonal ingredient with which to make your own lavender syrup – and wow your friends with your cocktail expertise. Making your own lavender syrup for the Lavender Dream is easy and fun, with plenty of recipes available on You Tube.
Cointreau has a sweet and citrusy taste that complements other ingredients in a long drink, such as soda or tonic water. Its sweetness is not overpowering, allowing other flavours to come through while adding a subtle sweetness, highlighted in the next drink on our list.
These six cocktails offer a range of flavours and styles that are perfect for all occasions over the Easter holidays. From light and fruity drinks like the Cointreau Strawberry and Mint Fizz to more indulgent cocktails like the Lavender Dream, these drinks will impress your friends. Whether you're looking for an iconic brunch cocktail like the Mimosa, or a refreshing and appetizing sharing jug of Cointreau Original Fizz, there’s always plenty to try with Cointreau.
To you and your family and friends this Easter, CHEERS from the house of Cointreau.
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