Cointreau (Mini) 5cl
With its distinct orange taste and aroma, this is perhaps the best known orange liqueur in the world
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Created in 1849, Cointreau's original recipe, rituals, and commitment to quality have been passed down through generations of the family, transforming a family name into an international brand.
Using only quality ingredients, Cointreau source oranges from Brazil to Spain, and Ghana to Morocco. They utilise a blend of the sweet and bitter orange peels and blend them.
The result ia balanced, versatile, and exceptionally aromatic. Whilst the bottle is a deep amber colour (and instantly recognisable), the liqueur inside is transparent. When opening the bottle you are instantly greeted by the blend of oranges. Zesty, fresh and floral, it has a sweetness to it too. The flavour is fresh yet it lingers pleasantly on the palate and is (unsurprisingly) intensely orange in flavour.
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Whilst this can be enjoyed on its own, with lemonade or simply over ice, its a key component in a number of cocktails. Tw of our favourites are these.
For a White Lady, pour 30 ml of Cointreau, 30 ml of gin (we like the Botanist), 30 ml of fresh lemon juice and 1 egg white into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, and then shake until the ingredients are mised and well chilled. Pour into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a twist of lemon.
Or for a slightly sweeter drink, try a Breakfast Martini. Pour 15ml of Cointreau, 50 ml of gin (again, Botanist works well here), 15ml of fresh lemon juice and this time 1 tbsp of Orange Marmalade into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled and well mixed. Strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a twist of Orange peel