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Contemporary Examples of cointreau

Historical Examples of cointreau

  • Georgie insisted on sparkling Moselle, and we had two bottles, and three rounds of Cointreau triple sec.

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  • Even when the evening lengthened and he became more lucid under the stimulus of cornwhisky and cointreau he could not shake them.

  • There they entertained him with two bottles of cointreau and a stone demijohn of cornwhisky.

British Dictionary definitions for cointreau


  1. trademark a colourless liqueur with orange flavouring
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Word Origin and History for cointreau



orange-flavored liqueur, named for founders Adolphe and Edouard-Jean Cointreau, brothers from Angers, France, who set up Cointreau Distillery in 1849. The orange liqueur dates from 1875.

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