|Cointreau (pronounced [kwan'-tro]) is a brand of triple sec liqueur, and produced in Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou, a suburb of Angers, France. Cointreau sources its oranges from all over the world, usually Spain, Brazil and Haiti.
In addition to being imbibed as an aperitif, Cointreau is sometimes used as a digestif. Cointreau is considered to be either a premium brand triple sec or a unique category of liqueur. With a 40% alcohol content, Cointreau is strong for a triple sec, which usually has an alcohol content around 23%.
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