Definition of Cointreau in English:



  • [mass noun] A colourless orange-flavoured liqueur.

    • ‘The town - home of the orange liqueur Cointreau - has been twinned with Wigan for 15 years.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


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