Triple sec is a tasty orange liqueur found in a lot of classic cocktails. If you love the taste of it, you need to try these recipes tonight!
Triple sec is an orange-flavored liqueur that originated in France. It’s made from neutral grain alcohol flavored with bitter and sweet orange peels. The “triple” in its name refers to the triple distillation process used to make it.
It’s used as a versatile ingredient in many cocktails. You can put it in any margarita, for example, and it’s part of the Long Island Iced Tea, too.
Triple Sec Cocktails
Long Beach Iced Tea Drink Recipe
The Long Beach Iced Tea is like a Long Island Iced Tea, except you swap the cola for cranberry juice. It's a tart, refreshing drink. It's also madly strong, so if you want to make it more of a standard drink, just use an ounce and a half of one of the white liquors and leave the rest out.
Mimosa Drink Recipe
The Mimosa is a classic brunch cocktail, but it's also wonderful for celebrations and parties. Most people know it includes orange juice and champagne, but it also has a little bit of orange liqueur which adds to the flavor.
Spicy Apricot Margarita Recipe
The Spicy Apricot Margarita mixes the traditional lime and orange margarita flavors with apricot puree and muddled jalapeno pepper. It's spicy and tangy and all things wonderful.
Pinarita Cocktail Recipe
The Piñarita Cocktail is a tropical mango and coconut frozen drink made without ice, which makes it rich, creamy and luxurious rather than feeling watered down.
Red Death Cocktail Recipe
The Red Death cocktail recipe features Southern Comfort, vodka, sloe gin, flavored brandy and fruit juices. It's a fruity, delicious drink.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Perfect Margarita
If you're wasting away in Margaritaville, the Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville Perfect Margarita is just the drink you need. This margarita recipe blends gold and white tequilas with triple sec, curacao and Rose's lime juice.
Wild Sacramento drink recipe
The Wild Sacramento is one of those cocktails that's based on three liquors, some liqueurs and a touch of juice. It's on the strong side, and doesn't try to hide that fact.
Urban Jungle Cocktail Recipe
The Urban Jungle is not a dangerous drink. Like life in the real urban jungle, it may be stressed out, but it's also pampered, privileged and enhanced with ice cream.
Long Island Iced Tea Drink Recipe
The Long Island Iced Tea tastes like cola with lemon and orange flavoring added, but it hides a powerful wallop of alcohol that can sneak up on you. This drink is delicious and refreshing, but don't plan on driving anytime soon after consuming one.
Classic Margarita Recipe
You can't beat a classic margarita for flavor and sheer deliciousness. This combination of lime, orange and tequila has been honed for years. Want to improve it? Just use the very best quality ingredients you can find.
If you ever had one of those Orange Cappuccinos from those International Coffee powders in a tin, this is the really yummy and alcoholic version of it.
Fickle Pickle Cocktail
The Fickle Pickle blends the flavors of melon and whiskey with a touch of orange. Sour mix is what pulls it all together and makes it work.
The Vanilla Creamsicle uses milk as a mixer, but contains ridiculous amounts of alcohol - four and a half ounces, to be precise.
Purple Turtle Cocktail
The Purple Turtle cocktail blends the flavors of cranberry and orange with coconut. The coconut adds a mellow note that rounds out the tartness of the fruit juices, giving them a needed touch of sweetness.
The Nagshead Lemonade blends a lot of ingredients together to achieve a taste that's just right. The flavor overall is fruity, and the herbal notes in the gin are a bit muted.
East India Cocktail
The East India cocktail recipe is barely sweet. The dark rum adds a hint of sweetness, and then the dashes of triple sec and pineapple juice add a little more.
Beer Margarita Drink Recipe
The Beer Margarita adds beer to traditional Margarita ingredients to create a drink that's more mellow, lightly fruity and slightly bitter tasting.
This is a tasty little cranberry-citrus cocktail that isn't too sweet and packs plenty of punch. And if you enjoy this one, you should try the Sea Breeze, which blends vodka with cranberry and grapefruit juice.
The Barbados Cocktail is a simple tropical cocktail featuring light rum, triple sec and a touch of pineapple juice. It's lighter and less sweet than many similar cocktails.
Chapel Hill Cocktail Recipe
If you're looking for something that's both southern and sophisticated - the sort of drink that might once have been served in a gentleman's club down south - the Chapel Hill cocktail might be just what you're looking for.
Ethel Duffy Cocktail Recipe
The Ethel Duffy cocktail has a distinctly old school feel to it. It uses nothing but creme de menthe, apricot brandy and triple sec in equal parts. Simple, clean and elegant.
Venus Rum Cocktail Recipe
The Venus Rum cocktail has a light refreshing flavor, a nice fizzy quality, and double standard alcohol strength.
Neon Tea Cocktail Recipe
The Neon Tea cocktail, like the Long Island Iced Tea cocktail, throws a bunch of white liquors in together and disguises the surprising strength of the alcohol in a beguiling sweet flavor: in this case, sour apple schnapps.
San Remo Champagne Cocktail Recipe
The San Remo cocktail is definitely different. It blends champagne with grapefruit juice and some orange liqueur. It's a lot like the Mimosa, but more exciting.
King of Noble Cocktail Recipe
The King of Noble cocktail recipe starts with the usual proportions of gin and vermouth, but to that it adds a touch of apple brandy and triple sec.
Lady Godiva Cocktail
The Lady Godiva cocktail features the flavors of sweetened citrus with fruity notes from the brandy playing in the background.
Honeydew Martini Drink Recipe
The Honeydew Martini tastes mostly like melon. Midori tastes like honeydew or cantaloupe, the vodka adds no particular flavor, and the triple sec adds just a hint of orange tartness.
Strawberry-Banana Margarita Recipe
The Strawberry-Banana Margarita takes the traditional margarita recipe and upgrades it to a smoothie. It's the actual fruit that makes this one thick and delicious.
The Bone Crusher cocktail combines three white liquors with champagne, grenadine, triple sec and lime. The champagne, lime and sour mix counter the sweetness of the grenadine and triple sec.
Haymaker Drink Recipe
The Haymaker cocktail blends orange and lime flavors with whiskey and vermouth. The flavor is complex, starting with fruity notes but ending on the smokiness of the whiskey.
Raspberry Kamikaze Drink Recipe
The Raspberry Kamikaze cocktail adds two ounces of triple sec and two ounces of raspberry liqueur (the Chambord) to make sure you feel the alcohol.
Angel's Delight Cocktail
Beneath all those features that make it look like something you'd drink while floating on a cloud, this drink has gin, triple sec and grenadine adding sharpness and depth to the flavor.
Satan's Whiskers Drink Recipe
The Satan's Whiskers cocktail blends vermouth with a strong orange flavor in the form of fruit juice, Grand Marnier and Triple Sec.
Tennessee Tea Drink Recipe
The original Tennessee Tea drink recipe blends Jack Daniels with cola, triple sec and sour mix, but I actually substitute fresh ingredients for the bottled sour mix. It's refreshing and easy going. I like to think of it as a down home alternative to the Whiskey Sour.
Disgruntled Elf Cocktail
The perfect cocktail for those who are sick of the holiday cheer and just want to escape. It's strong, fruity and refreshing.It seems the perfect time of year for a visit from a Disgruntled Elf.