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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.
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 DOM 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.
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 D.O.M. Bénédictine
- 1 part Cointreau
- 1 part D.O.M. Bénédictine
- 125 ml orange juice or however much you fancy
- Mix all the ingredients and serve, with a slice of orange.
5 thoughts on “Cointreau and Orange with D.O.M. Bénédictine”
I am very impressed with the way you shared the interesting information about the famous wine in the world.
Awesome Drink, will have one tonight,
Thank you, Ravi! x
Great stuff, another DOM cocktail. Thanks Lin, I’ve shown the wife this, making her some tonight. Cheers!
Fab stuff, let me know what she thinks!