French Sailor

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The French Sailor cocktail is rather unique in one way: it uses warm cointreau. Unless you chill the vodka, the whole drink will be on the warm side.

French Sailor drink surrounded by oranges

The dominant flavor here is orange, and because it’s warmed it comes through more strongly than the citrus flavor of the vodka. Warmed orange is a soothing flavor, almost like a comfort food, which makes this drink perfect for the evening at the end of a long day.


  • 1 part Cointreau
  • 1 part Absolut Citron
  • Sugar cube

Warm the cointreau and put it into a tumbler with the Citron and sugar cube. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Garnish with an orange twist.

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Last Updated:

February 11, 2023