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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.