2 3 live&learn&rejoice: Spirits

January 16, 2011


Cointreau is triple sec - a very strong triple sec, but triple sec nonetheless.  Per Wikipedia, Cointreau, first sold in 1975, is still owned by the Cointreau family.  One member of that family managed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris for a time in the 1980s.  Trying to verify all this I went to the official Cointreau website.  Before one can visit that site, one must assure the web powers that be that one is at least 21 years of age - a birthdate must be entered.  How this would deter anyone - or what it accomplishes - is beyond me.....

Per the OED, an aperitif is an alcoholic drink which is drunk before a meal in order to 'stimulate the appetite.'  A digestif, on the other hand, aids in the digestion of food.  Per Wikipedia, Cointreau is both an aperitif and a digestif.

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