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** Triple sec **

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Triple sec
Type Liqueur
Manufacturer (various)
Country of origin Saumur, France
Introduced 1849
Alcohol by volume 15% to 40% ^[1]
Color clear, golden
Flavor orange

*Triple sec*, originally *Curaçao triple sec*, is a variety of
Curaçao liqueur, an orange-flavoured liqueur made from the dried peels
of bitter and sweet orange.

Triple sec may be consumed neat as a digestif or on the rocks, but is more
likely to be used as an ingredient in a variety of cocktails^[/citation
needed/] such as the Margarita, White Lady, Long Island Iced Tea, and


The Combier distillery claims that triple sec was invented some time
between 1834 and 1848 by Jean-Baptiste Combier in Saumur, France.^[2]
However, Combier was more famous for its élixir Combier, which contained
orange but also many other flavorings.^[3]

According to Cointreau, its orange liqueur was created in 1875.^[4]^[5]

Triple sec was certainly widely known by 1878; at the Exposition
Universelle of 1878 in Paris, several distillers were offering "Curaço
[/sic/] triple sec" as well as "Curaço doux".^[6]

*See also[edit]*

· Curaçao liqueur
· Grand Marnier
· List of liqueurs


1. *^* "Bar None Drinks"
2. *^* The Combier web site says that Combier's confectionery store opened
in 1834, but says only that Triple Sec was invented "à cette époque"
as a filling for his candies and chocolates; it also does not mention when
Combier's /Triple Sec/ was actually commercialized.
3. *^* "Les liquoristes saumurois" in /Saumur jadis/, anonymous Web
publication at [1] cites Richard Gasnier, /Les liquoristes saumurois de
1830 à 1910/, mém. de maîtrise, Angers, 2000, B. U. de l'U.C.O.,
15 747 ; François Bouyssi et


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