Cointreau and Orange with D.O.M. Bénédictine

Cointreau and Orange is one of my favourite easy, lazy drinks.

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Cointreau and Orange with D.O.M. Bénédictine
Cointreau and Orange with Bénédictine

Cointreau and Orange

Cointreau and Orange is one of my favourite easy drinks. I remember my very first sip of it, because that same night I had my butt bitten by a rugby playing policeman! Thankfully, said butt was clad in Levi’s!

Long story short, I dived off the edge of the bar into a sea of hands and my butt got bitten by one of my catchers. Who just happened to be a policeman. Who played rugby. Who was cute. Enough said.

So, the Cointreau and Orange. Knowing that I like my drinks on the sweet side, somebody in the crowd introduced me to it, and he was right on the money with his guess, I fell in love with the drink from the very first sip. And it’s become one of my go-to drinks at home, as I always have a bottle of Cointreau at hand. Naturally, Triple Sec or any other orange liqueur would work too.

Cointreau Orange Liqueur

D.O.M. Bénédictine

I love DOM Benedictine! To me, it’s the Godfather of liqueurs, who cares if it’s not Italian? I’m sure Don Corleone was a Bénédictine lover! It’s the sort of drink you have to bow and pay your respect to! Try it (if you haven’t) and you’ll see just what I mean.

So why DOM Benedictine with Cointreau and Orange? In the comprehensive article and review I wrote on the Bénédictine some years ago, I suggested that it would be the perfect addition to my favourite Cointreau and Orange because of its citrusy notes.

I am finally putting my money where my mouth is, and posting the recipe as proof! I’ve had it in this guise many a time and will definitely recommend it.

D.O.M. Bénédictine

The Recipe

Cointreau and D.O.M. Bénédictine have a high alcohol content, at 40%. So this is a fairly potent drink, depending on how much OJ you are using. You can always make it a long drink, instead of serving it in little brandy or wine glasses, and so make it go further.

I like to add an equal measure of Cointreau and Bénédictine, that way, you get a little bit of both and the latter’s inimitable herbal aroma only heightens the double citrusy notes of the orange liqueur and juice.

Are you a fan of either liqueur? Give it a go and let me know what you think.

Now, shall we get our aprons on?

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Cointreau and Orange with DOM Benedictine

Cointreau and Orange with D.O.M. Bénédictine

Cointreau and Orange is one of my favourite easy, lazy drinks.
4.90 from 29 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: French
Keyword: alcohol, cointreau
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor



  • Mix all the ingredients and serve, with a slice of orange.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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7 thoughts on “Cointreau and Orange with D.O.M. Bénédictine”

  1. 5 stars
    Your simple recipe was exactly what I was looking for. I had never tried DOM before and didn’t have all the ingredients so many other DOM recipes required. Yours is delightful and perfectly hits the spot. Thanks! ( I also tried this recipe with a little added cherry liquor, which was nice.)

  2. Peter Quinn

    Great stuff, another DOM cocktail. Thanks Lin, I’ve shown the wife this, making her some tonight. Cheers!

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