Here are the best Cointreau drinks featuring this tasty orange liqueur! If you’ve got a bottle to use up, there are so many fantastic cocktails to try.

Cointreau

Got a bottle of Cointreau and not sure how to use it up? Luckily, there are many stellar Cointreau drinks to choose from! Cointreau is an orange liqueur with a beautiful orange perfume flavor. While you can drink it straight, it’s most well known for being used in cocktails like the Margarita and Cosmopolitan. Cointreau is a type of triple sec, which means “triple distilled.” It was first invented in 1875, and now it’s sold all over the world!

Around here we most often drink Cointreau in our classic margarita! But there are lots of other great drinks that use this citrus-forward, lightly sweet liqueur.

And now…the best Cointreau drinks!

Related: What’s the Best Cointreau Substitute?

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Simple margarita recipe

Cointreau Margarita


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

The best margarita recipe! Here’s how to make a classic Cointreau margarita with 3 simple ingredients: lime, Cointreau and tequila.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) tequila blanco or reposado
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Cointreau
  • ¾ ounce (1 ½ tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt or flaky sea salt, for the rim
  • For the garnish: Lime wedge

Instructions

  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of flaky sea salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
  2. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 4 ice cubes and shake until cold.
  3. Strain the margarita into the glass with the salted rim. Fill the glass with ice and serve.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Cointreau Drinks

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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  1. I had my first Sidecar cocktail at Cafe Margaux in Downtown Cocoa, Fl. I was with “great friends” and had to resist ordering more… until there supply ran out… BECAUSE, THE DRINK IS FRICKIN’ DELICIOUS!!!