Sunday, September 05, 2010
Day 248 Drink: Cointreau
In 1849, Adolphe Cointreau set up a distillery and started making a cherry liqueur. It was not until 1875 that the orange flavored Cointreau was first produced. The brand is now sold in 150 countries around the world.
Cointreau can be consumed neat, but it is one element of a top shelf Margarita that makes a true difference in my mind. When it is present, the taste comes through.
Cointreau is a clear 80 proof liqueur that delivers an extremely fresh orange experience. The nose is a slightly sweet orange zest. The flavor of Cointreau will remind you of a fresh tangerine. Plenty of sweet orange all around.