Published on November 13th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


5 Recipes With Cointreau To Help Keep You Warm & Feeling Great

An orange-flavored triple sec liqueur produced in Saint-Barthélemy-d’Anjou, France, Cointreau is both an apéritif and digestif. The popular spirit, as first introduced to the market in 1875, is also ideal for adding into creative cocktails. To keep you warm and feeling great, below are 5 recipes — which you ought to be able to make in the comfort of your own home — featuring Cointreau.

Winter Florals Cosmopolitan

– Cointreau – 1.5 oz.
The Botanist Gin – 1 oz.
– Cranberry Juice – 1 oz.
– Fresh Lime Juice – 0.5 oz.

– Combine Cointreau, The Botanist Gin, Cranberry Juice, and Fresh Lime Juice into cocktail shaker.
– Shake all ingredients and strain into a coupe glass.
– Garnish with a marigold.

Spice & Everything Nice Cosmopolitan

Cointreau – 1 oz.
– Lemon-infused Botanist Gin – 1.5 oz.
– Cranberry Juice – 0.25 oz.
– Fresh Lemon Juice – 0.5 oz.
– Simple Syrup – 0.25 oz.
– 2 dashes of aromatic bitters

– Combine Cointreau, lemon-infused Botanist Gin, Cranberry Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, and bitters into cocktail shaker.
– Shake all ingredients and strain into a coupe glass.
– Garnish with a star anise.

The Sparkling Cosmopolitan

Cointreau – 0.75 oz.
– Vodka – 1.5 oz.
– Fresh Lime Juice – 0.5 oz.
– Cranberry Syrup – 0.5 oz.
– Champagne to finish.

– Combine Cointreau, Vodka, Cranberry Syrup, and Fresh Lime Juice into cocktail shaker.
– Shake all ingredients and strain into a champagne flute.
– Top with champagne and garnish with frozen cranberries.

Tell Your Mother I Say ‘Chai’

Cointreau – 0.75 oz.
Mount Gay Rum (infused with chai) – 2 oz.
– Coconut Milk – 2 oz.
– Maple Syrup – 0.25 oz.
– 1 dash vanilla extract

– Add all ingredients to shake.
– Add ice and shake.
– Fine strain into rocks glass with big cube.
– Garnish with star anise.

Thanks Given

Cointreau – 0.5 oz.
– Vodka – 1 oz.
– Coconut Milk – 2 oz.
– Fresh Lemon Juice – 0.25 oz.
– 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce
– Sparkling wine to finish

– Add all ingredients except sparkling wine to shaker.
– Add ice and shake.
– Fine strain into coupe glass.
– Finish with sparkling wine and garnish with safe leaf and orange wheel, if desired.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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