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Cointreau and cocktails

FAQ

PRODUCT

Cointreau is the marriage of dried peels of sweet and bitter oranges and fresh peels of sweet oranges. The essences of sweet and bitter orange peels are magnified with just three other ingredients: pure water, sugar and neutral alcohol.
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The sugar used in Cointreau is sucrose coming from sugar beets.
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Cointreau’s orange dried peels are mainly from Brazil, Tunisia, Ghana, Morocco and Spain (for the fresh peels).
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The alcohol used in the Cointreau recipe comes from sugar beets from the North of France, chosen for their neutrality and purity.
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There is no gluten in Cointreau recipe.
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No, the recipe of Cointreau Noir has been improved and does not contain anymore nuts. For allergy information, please systematically refer to labelling.
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Cointreau Liqueur is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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Cointreau does not contain sulphites.
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Cointreau liqueur 40%vol. : -      is not a genetically modified organism (GMO) -      does not consist of GMO -      is not produced from GMO -      does not contain ingredients (including additives and flavors) produced from GMO  
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The only difference between our classic products and our limited editions are the changing containers/packaging. The liquid remains the same.
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Cointreau L'unique is a liqueur, not a distillate. A liqueur is an officially EU recognized spirit category with quality indicators around the spirit’s components and method of production.
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Cointreau l'Unique contains 40% of alcohol per volume. Per 30ml serving it contains : 0 g of fat, saturated Fat, Proteins and Salt, 9,5g of alcohol, 93 calories and 6,8g of Carbohydrates (sugar).
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Cointreau 40% liqueur does not contain any food allergen that require declaration. The ingredients are simple: water, bitter and sweet orange peels essential oils, sugar and neutral alcohol.
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Cointreau 40% liqueur recipe does not contain any nuts or peanuts.
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Cointreau liqueur 40% and the range of Cointreau Remy Cointreau Gastronomie products are Kosher-certified. Cointreau Noir is not Kosher due to the cognac.
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Cointreau liqueur does not contain any starch.
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Cointreau in English would be "Kwaan trow". Cointreau's phonetics are: kwɛ̃tro.
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Cointreau is more than a triple sec, it's an orange liqueur in a league of its own.
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Sweet orange peels and essences give to Cointreau their juicy, fruity orange aromatic notes. Bitter orange peels and essences give a layered bouquet: fresh like mint or very zesty lime, then spicy bergamot, and finally pepper and cardamom notes.
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PURCHASE COINTREAU

You can buy Cointreau l'Unique at your closest store or online, please check on the product page of your choice.
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Of course you can buy Cointreau online! Please check on the product page of your choice and choose your e-retailer.
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You can enjoy a Cointreau cocktail at your favorite Bar or you can mix your own thanks to our +400 cocktail recipes! See our bar recommendation where you can enjoy Cointreau on our bar locator.
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Cointreau Noir is available only in selected stores and Ecommerce websites. Please check on the product page of Cointreau Noir.
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STORAGE & CARE

If not opened and stored in a dark place at ambient temperature, the bottle might be kept for years. There is no expiration date thanks to the 40% alcohol contained in the liquid. Alcohol helps preserve. 
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Please send your message through the “contact us” webform, providing pictures of your bottle, with the front and back labels and the lot number (starting with L followed by digits) so we can investigate.
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Please send your message through the “contact us” webform, providing pictures of your bottle, with the front and back labels and the lot number (starting with L followed by digits) so we can investigate.
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The bottle should be stored in a dark place, at ambient temperature and standing upright.
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We recommend consuming Cointreau within two years after opening the bottle, to be sure to enjoy the subtleties of its flavours to the fullest.
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As Cointreau contains 40% of alcohol, it does not freeze in a regular freezer. However, under extreme conditions (below minus 17°C) it may change aspect. 
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Please send your message through the “contact us” webform, providing pictures of your bottle so we can review it.
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HOUSE OF COINTREAU

In 1885, Edouard Cointreau achieved his vision by creating a perfectly balanced and concentrated liqueur. Cointreau emerged as a crystalline spirit with a unique flavor profile, setting it apart from the sweeter liqueurs of that era.
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Experience the heart of Cointreau at Le Carré in Angers, France. It's the only distillery where the orange liqueur is produced. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM. Book at +33 2 41 31 50 50.
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Please go to Contact Us page, and submit your message and attachments through the webform.
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Cointreau, born in 1849, has a rich history from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. With an entrepreneurial spirit and numerous awards, it stands as a unique French orange liqueur with a remarkable legacy.
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Angers is a city in the west of France. It is the capital of the historical province called Anjou which is now Maine-et-Loire. It is the birthplace of Cointreau.
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If you want to join the Rémy Cointreau group, see here all our open positions
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It is in the DNA of Rémy Cointreau to care about the environment and about people. If challenging our consumption and production behaviours is a duty, taking action is a priority. Discover all our engagements here.
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TASTING ADVICE

Cointreau is at the heart of more than 500 cocktails! The recommended cocktails are the classics: The Original Margarita, the Cosmopolitan, the Sidecar, the White lady or the Cointreau Fizz
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Preparing a cocktail is a ritual. Each cocktail may require different tools. The basics are: a shaker, a jigger and a glass.
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Cointreau is a unique product to pair with food. We created several food pairing recipes that perfectly match the different Cointreau Margarita recipes.
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Cointreau is a unique liqueur that can be consumed neat or in a cocktail according to your taste and preference.
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According to the best noses in the world, Cointreau could give off almost 40 different aromas! To help even the most novice tasters experience the full flavor spectrum please check our Aroma Wheel.
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Cointreau is a unique liqueur that can be consumed straight, neat, or in a cocktail according to your taste and preference.
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Yes, of course! Cointreau is a perfect enhancer to cook with. Discover our recipes with Cointreau.
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Cointreau Noir can be enjoyed neat, or over ice, depending on your tastes.
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COCKTAILS

The original Margarita recipe contrains 30ml of Cointreau per serving. Thus the original Margarita cocktail is made of 30% of Cointreau. 
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To realise the original recipe of the Margarita Cocktail you need to use Cointreau l'Unique as it is one of the founding ingredients, it represents 30% of the recipe.
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Cointreau is unique and its recipe has been unchanged since 1885, so it does not exist any equivalent substitute for your cocktails. Cointreau is at the heart of more than 400 cocktails and is a mainstay in the world’s most renowned bars.
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All cocktails are good and tasty, depending on your tastes and preference or even your mood! Find the one matching your preferences here!
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The Original Margarita recipe :  30 ml Cointreau 50 ml blanco tequila 20 ml fresh lime juice 1. Make a salt rim on your glass 2. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice 3. Shake vigorously 4. Strain into a Margarita glass 5. Garnish with a lime wheel
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Cointreau is part of the original Margarita cocktail recipe as it is one of the founding ingredients. It adds a distinct flavor and enhances the overall taste of the drink thanks to its organoleptic characteristics.
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Cointreau recipe is unique so it does not exist any equivalent substitute. The Original Margarita cocktail is made to be prepared with Cointreau, as it is a founding ingredient of the original recipe created in 1948 by Margaret Sames.
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There're more than 400 cocktail recipes made with Cointreau, you are bound to find your favorite here!
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