You know Cointreau as one the best known orange liqueurs that is made in-house through the distillation of bitter and sweet tangerine oranges. These are best used as a mixing ingredient in cocktails that feature many kinds of base spirits including French cognac and vodka.

Cointreau Blood Orange is said to have been made from the most aromatic blood orange fruits of the Mediterranean island of Corsica, which is known for its colour, distinctive notes and aroma.

This spirit works great for drinks such as Bloody Mary (it’s mixed with tomato, orange, lemon juices peppered with salt, pepper and tobasco sauce) and Margarita (mix it with tequila and lime juice). But that’s not all: it can also be used in baking as it lends a sweet aroma and citrus flavour to confections such as cheesecakes and cupcakes.

An orange liqueur might just make a perfect Christmas gift (even if it’s four days away), if you’re still looking for one for your stylish host (or for yourself even). The newly launched Cointreau Noir Coffret gift pack ($86) that comes with two crafted, elegant glasses designed to enhance your drinking experience is up for grabs here.


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