Founded in Angers, France, Cointreau has over 160 years of history. Known for its perfect balance of 100% all natural sweet and bitter orange peels, it has a refreshing and complex taste. A versatile, 80 proof spirit, Cointreau can be enjoyed as the base spirit in many cocktails such as the Cointreau Rickey, but is also an essential ingredient in Margaritas, Cosmos and the Sidecar. Cointreau won the 2016 Ultimate Spirits Chairman?s trophy & seal for ?Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation.?