Cointreau is a French drink that also is classified as a triple sec liqueur. It was originally called Curaçao Blanco Triple Sec.
It has been enjoyed by millions of people worldwide for decades and is firmly established as a stylish drink for different occasions.
Millions of people enjoy this popular drink for its unique fruity tangy taste. Cointreau is firmly established as a stylish drink for different occasions and can be taken straight or with a mixer. One of the most popular ways to enjoy Cointreau is as part of a cocktail, most commonly in a margarita.
However, is this alcoholic liqueur gluten-free?
Is Cointreau Gluten-Free?
The answer is: YES*
*Cointreau does not contain any wheat, oat, rye or barley (or tannines, yeast, corn or nut).
It is a variety of Curaçao liqueur, an orange-flavored liqueur made from ingredients that include dried peels of bitter and sweet oranges.
Cointreau is more typically used as an ingredient in a variety of cocktails, such as sangria, margarita, Kamikaze, White Lady, Long Island Iced Tea, Sidecar, Skittle Bomb, Corpse Reviver and Cosmopolitan.
There are currently 3 products that make up the Cointreau brand:
- Cointreau Noir
- Cointreau Blood Orange
And, Yes all the above are gluten-free. You can find out more here: https://www.cointreau.com
Facts about Triple Sec
- Cointreau Distillery was set up in 1849 by Adolphe Cointreau, a confectioner, and his brother Edouard-Jean Cointreau.
- The first bottles of Cointreau were sold in 1875.
- An estimated 13 million bottles are sold each year, in more than 150 countries. Ninety percent of production is exported.
- Cointreau & Cie SA was family-owned until 1990 when it merged with Rémy Martin to form Rémy Cointreau, now a publicly-traded company