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Episode 65: Cointreau Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur

    • Food

Episode 65 features Cointreau, the original* Triple Sec clear orange liqueur (*There's some debate as to who invented Triple Sec). Bottled in 375ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof, it retails for $23.
Enjoy this episode with some Cointreau on the rocks, or mix it up in a Margarita.
Cointreau's official website: https://www.cointreau.com/us/en/ (https://www.cointreau.com/us/en/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1849 - The distillery is founded by brothers Edouard-Jean and Adolphe Cointreau
1875 - Edouard Cointreau, son of founder Edouard-Jean, takes over the company with his wife
1875 - Most commonly mentioned year Cointreau Triple Sec was invented/launched
1878 - Won an award at the World's Fair in Paris
1885 - The iconic bottle is trademarked along with the name and recipe
1889 - Another award is won at another World's Fair in Paris
1899 - The first film product advertisement is produced by the Lumiere brothers for Cointreau and introduces the brand's mascot Perrot
1903 - An advertising car featuring a large version of the Cointreau bottle in unveiled
1923 - Cointreau inventor, Edouard Cointreau dies, his sons Louis and Andre take over
1972 - A new distillery is opened
1989 - Cointreau merges with Rémy Martin to form Rémy Cointreau
2011 - Sixth generation family member, Alfred Cointreau, is named Brand Ambassador and Heritage Manager
Key Cocktails:
Cointreau was first mentioned in a cocktail book in 1913, and has been a key ingredient ever since.
Try Cointreau in a Margarita, Sidecar, Cosmopolitan - or any cocktail that calls for triple sec.
References:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-08pWWbY-YE (YouTube Video - The History of Cointreau)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZkRRxVitj0 (YouTube Video - Cointreau in Cocktails)
https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/cointreau-a-brand-history (The Spirits Business Article on Cointreau)
https://www.alcademics.com/2011/10/a-visit-to-the-cointreau-distillery-in-angers-france.html (Alcademics Blog Post on Cointreau Distillery)
https://www.alcademics.com/2012/11/essential-oils-and-cointreaus-centrifuge.html (Alcademics Blog Post on Production Detail)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_sec (Wikipedia Article on Triple Sec)
Contact Information:
Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com)
Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf)
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Twitter: @LLConnoisseur

Episode 65 features Cointreau, the original* Triple Sec clear orange liqueur (*There's some debate as to who invented Triple Sec). Bottled in 375ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof, it retails for $23.
Enjoy this episode with some Cointreau on the rocks, or mix it up in a Margarita.
Cointreau's official website: https://www.cointreau.com/us/en/ (https://www.cointreau.com/us/en/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1849 - The distillery is founded by brothers Edouard-Jean and Adolphe Cointreau
1875 - Edouard Cointreau, son of founder Edouard-Jean, takes over the company with his wife
1875 - Most commonly mentioned year Cointreau Triple Sec was invented/launched
1878 - Won an award at the World's Fair in Paris
1885 - The iconic bottle is trademarked along with the name and recipe
1889 - Another award is won at another World's Fair in Paris
1899 - The first film product advertisement is produced by the Lumiere brothers for Cointreau and introduces the brand's mascot Perrot
1903 - An advertising car featuring a large version of the Cointreau bottle in unveiled
1923 - Cointreau inventor, Edouard Cointreau dies, his sons Louis and Andre take over
1972 - A new distillery is opened
1989 - Cointreau merges with Rémy Martin to form Rémy Cointreau
2011 - Sixth generation family member, Alfred Cointreau, is named Brand Ambassador and Heritage Manager
Key Cocktails:
Cointreau was first mentioned in a cocktail book in 1913, and has been a key ingredient ever since.
Try Cointreau in a Margarita, Sidecar, Cosmopolitan - or any cocktail that calls for triple sec.
References:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-08pWWbY-YE (YouTube Video - The History of Cointreau)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZkRRxVitj0 (YouTube Video - Cointreau in Cocktails)
https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/cointreau-a-brand-history (The Spirits Business Article on Cointreau)
https://www.alcademics.com/2011/10/a-visit-to-the-cointreau-distillery-in-angers-france.html (Alcademics Blog Post on Cointreau Distillery)
https://www.alcademics.com/2012/11/essential-oils-and-cointreaus-centrifuge.html (Alcademics Blog Post on Production Detail)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_sec (Wikipedia Article on Triple Sec)
Contact Information:
Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com)
Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur (https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/ (https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/)
Twitter: @LLConnoisseur

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