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Encyclopedia > Triple sec
Triple Sec

Type Liqueur
Alcohol by volume 30%
Manufacturer (various)
Country of origin Saumur, France
Introduced 1834
Colour clear
Flavour orange

Triple sec is a colorless (or nearly colorless), orange-flavored liqueur used in numerous mixed drinks and recipes as a sweetening and flavoring agent. Bottles of strawberry liqueur A liqueur is a sweet alcoholic beverage, often flavoured with fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, roots, plants, barks, and sometimes cream. ... City coat of arms from 1699 to 1985 City coat of arms since 1986 Location Coordinates Administration Country Region Pays de la Loire Department Maine-et-Loire (sous-préfecture) Arrondissement Saumur Canton Chief town of 2 cantons Intercommunality Saumur Loire Développement Mayor Jean-Michel Marchand (2001-2008) Statistics... Binomial name (L.) Osbeck Orange—specifically, sweet orange—refers to the citrus tree Citrus sinensis (syn. ... Binomial name (L.) Osbeck Orange—specifically, sweet orange—refers to the citrus tree Citrus sinensis (syn. ... Bottles of strawberry liqueur A liqueur is a sweet alcoholic beverage, often flavoured with fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, roots, plants, barks, and sometimes cream. ...

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History

The spirit was invented in 1834 by Jean-Baptiste Combier in Saumur, France. 'Original Combier Triple sec' is still made today using only sun-dried orange skins from Haiti that are steeped in alcohol for 24 hours and distillation in 100-year-old copper pot stills. The word sec means dry in French. Wildly uses in mixed drinks. Year 1834 (MDCCCXXXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Saumur is a small city and commune in the Maine-et-Loire département of France on the Loire River, with an approximate population of 30,000 (in 2001). ... Distillation is a means of separating liquids through differences in their boiling points. ...


Alcohol content

Triple sec has an average ABV of 30%, or 60 proof (US), though different brands vary in alcohol content from 15% to 40%. Alcohol by volume (ABV) is an indication of how much alcohol (expressed as a percentage) is included in an alcoholic beverage. ... Alcoholic proof is a measure of how much ethanol is in an alcoholic beverage, and is approximately twice the percentage of alcohol by volume (ABV, the unit that is commonly used presently). ...


Brands

Alcohol-based

  • Aristocrat
  • Arrow
  • Bandoler
  • Bols
  • Cointreau
  • Curaçao
  • DeKuyper
  • Grand Marnier
  • GranGala
  • Hiram Walker
  • McGuinness
  • Mathilde Orange X.O.
  • Mohawk
  • Mr. Boston
  • Luxardo
  • Patrón Citrónge [1]
  • Rio Grande
  • Stock

Lucas Bols is a privately held Dutch company in the business of production, distribution, sales and marketing of alcoholic beverages. ... Cointreau is an orange-flavored liqueur similar to triple sec and to Grand Marnier. ... Curaçao is a liqueur flavoured with the dried peels of Larahas, bitter relatives of oranges, grown on the island of Curaçao. ... De Kuyper Royal Distillers B.V. (originally: Joh’s de Kuyper & Zoon BV) is Dutch distillery formed in 1695 by Petrus De Kuyper and his wife Anna Custers. ... Grand Marnier is a liqueur created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. ... GranGala is an Italian orange liqueur made from Stock 84 VSOP brandy together with oranges from Sicily. ... Hiram Walker, from a painting that hangs in Willistead Manor, Windsor, Ontario Hiram Walker (4 July 1816 – 12 January 1899) was an American grocer and distiller, and the eponym of the famous distillery in Windsor, Ontario, Canada directly across from Detroit, Michigan. ... Patrón is a brand of ultrapremium tequila produced by The Patrón Spirits Company, in Las Vegas, NV. Patrón bottles five different varieties of tequila, marketed as Gran Patrón (a high priced silver tequila and añejo version), Patrón Silver, Patrón Añejo and Patr... For other uses, see Stock (disambiguation). ...

Non-alcoholic versions

  • Arrow
  • Franco's
  • Rose's
  • Monin
  • Finest Call

Roses lime juice, often known simply as Roses, is a brand of sweetened lime juice used in mixed drinks, most notably the Gimlet. ...

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Encyclopedia: Triple sec (551 words)
Triple sec is a colourless, orange-flavoured liqueur used in thousands of mixed drinks and recipes as a sweetening and flavouring agent.
Triple sec is a colorless, orange-flavored liqueur used in thousands of mixed drinks and recipes as a sweetening and flavoring agent.
Triple sec is currently made in France, Mexico, the United States, and on the island of Curaçao.
Triple sec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (255 words)
The word sec would normally mean "dry" in the French language, implying a lack of sweetness; but sec, in this case, means distilled, explaining the colourless appearance of the liqueur from the three-stage process, as well as the un-implied sweetness.
The original triple sec is Cointreau, a liqueur developed by Adolphe and Edouard-Jean Cointreau in France.
Triple sec has an average ABV of 30%, or 60 proof, though different brands vary in alcohol content from 20% to 40%.
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