Inspired by the Majestic, a recipe Édouard Cointreau developed in the early 20th century, the blend marries the citrus freshness of orange with the velvety caress of cognac. Fresh orange mingles with the velvet-smooth caress of cognac, making it an exceptional alternative to premium dark spirits. Sophisticated aromas of vanilla, honey, nut, almond, gingerbread and a touch of spice give Cointreau Noir its particularly smooth and mellow finish. Its depth, complexity and versatility make it perfect for the finest cocktails. The richness of Cointreau Noir can also be enjoyed neat or on ice
A luminous gold spirit with amber highlights and broad legs
Pearly clouds appear when served on ice
Orange zest bouquet with notes of vanilla, honey, dried fruit and hints of almond and walnut
Rich and complex
Fresh and fruity with a smooth texture
Orange peel balanced with notes of vanilla and oak
Long start and bittersweet finish
Fresh orange with the velvet-smooth caress of cognac
Aromatic complexity and opulence
1900 - Today
A bit of history
“Majestic” was launched in the early 1900s to meet customer demand; at that time, “Mêlé” was a highly popular drink in France, made by blending orange liqueur with cognac.
To satisfy the finest palates, Édouard Cointreau decided to recreate the “Mêlé” with its perfect balanced orange liqueur,
In 1903, he created “Cointreau Majestic”, a spirit that married the delicacy of Cointreau with the robust flavours of cognac. Majestic was an instant hit in all the best Parisian cocktail bars of the Belle Époque and the Roaring Twenties.
Exceptional base for cocktails too, Majestic is mentioned in the 1929 book, Cocktails de Paris , as one of the ingredients of “CUR”, an orange syrup, cognac and Majestic cocktail. Inspired by Majestic, Cointreau Noir is a rare blend of Cointreau orange liqueur and exceptional cognac.
Bernadette Langlais, previous Master Distiller for La Maison Cointreau, reinterpreted the secrets of its origin after discovering them in the family archives. She preserved its spirit: the zesty, fruity aromas of the orange peels that are so characteristic of the Cointreau taste.
Inspired by Majestic, Cointreau Noir is a rare blend of Cointreau orange liqueur and exceptional cognac. It is an irresistible alliance: Cointreau’s perfect balance of sweet and bitter orange peels, with one of the world’s finest the excellence of cognac fine champagne, Rémy Martin.
How to drink Cointreau Noir?
In the early 1900s, Cointreau Noir was mostly enjoyed by men, the target market of strong, dark alcohols such as cognac. Nowadays, Cointreau Noir is enjoyed neat and in cocktails, making it perfect for both women and men who…
Want to enjoy an elegant dark spirit without the challenging taste of, for example, Scotch Whisky.
Want to upgrade and experience something different from classic cocktails.
Cointreau Noir can be seen as an alternative to dark rum or whisky, with that extra gourmet touch.Discover now
"I love it neat, just after dinner. I love the full aroma of this perfect blend of Cointreau and Rémy Martin. Truly original - I love it!" Alfred Cointreau