What is triple sec?
Triple sec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
** Triple sec **
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Country of origin Saumur, France
Alcohol by volume 15% to 40% ^
Color clear, golden
*Triple sec*, originally *CuraÃ§ao triple sec*, is a variety of
CuraÃ§ao 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.^
However, Combier was more famous for its Ã©lixir Combier, which contained
orange but also many other flavorings.^
According to Cointreau, its orange liqueur was created in 1875.^^
Triple sec was certainly widely known by 1878; at the Exposition
Universelle of 1878 in Paris, several distillers were offering "CuraÃ§o
[/sic/] triple sec" as well as "CuraÃ§o doux".^
· CuraÃ§ao 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 "Ã cette Ã©poque"
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  cites Richard Gasnier, /Les liquoristes saumurois de
1830 Ã 1910/, mÃ©m. de maÃ®trise, Angers, 2000, B. U. de l'U.C.O.,
15 747 ; FranÃ§ois Bouyssi et
© 2005-2018 HaveYourSay.org