Definition of Cointreau in English:



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  • A colourless orange-flavoured liqueur.

    • ‘The town - home of the orange liqueur Cointreau - has been twinned with Wigan for 15 years.’
    • ‘The bartender who came from Park 97 created the sweet and sour drink using Blue Curacao, Cointreau, Gin, guava and lemon juice.’
    • ‘Combine the orange juice, orange flower water, Cointreau, honey, sultanas and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring to melt the honey.’
    • ‘The Sidecar is classically made with Cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice.’
    • ‘A special thank you goes to Ambrose Wines who not only sponsored wines at cost but also Cointreau, Vodka and Scotch whisky, which were served as after dinner drinks.’


Named after the Cointreau family, liqueur producers based in Angers, France.