A blend of Cointreau orange liqueur and RÃ©my Martin cognac, Cointreau Noir is a fresh and zesty alternative.
La Maison Cointreau, creator of the iconic square-bottled orange liqueur Cointreau, has launched a new variant, Cointreau Noir. The maisonâ€™s master distiller, Bernadette Langlais, was inspired by Majestic, a premium blend of Cointreau orange liqueur and cognac crafted by Edouard Cointreau in the early 1900s, adding her own personal touches to create Cointreau Noir.
Recreating Edouard Cointreauâ€™s blend of Cointreauâ€™s sweet and bitter orange peels and RÃ©my Martin cognac, Langlais enriched the original recipe by adding macerations of nuts and almonds, adding to the sophisticated aromas and complexity. A touch of spice, rounded with notes of vanilla, honey and nuts, allows for a mellow and deliciously smooth drink with a clean finish.
While it is enjoyable as it is or on the rocks, we like the sound of the Millionaireâ€™s Mimosa cocktail â€“ equal parts fresh orange juice and champagne magnified by a healthy dose of Cointreau Noir and garnished with orange peel. Sounds like just the thing to get the party started.
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