The iconic spirits house La Maison Cointreau has launched a vibrant new expression of Cointreau: Cointreau Blood Orange.
A remarkable edition, which is a new take on the Cointreau original, has been designed to provide the perfect balance between sweet, bitter and blood orange peels, both tangy and rich in aromas.
To create Cointreau Blood Orange, La Maison Cointreau selects blood oranges of the most intensely aromatic character and then distills their peels along with those of the signature sweet and bitter orange of Cointreau.
Just like Cointreau’s founder Edouard, who travelled the globe to find the finest oranges, La Maison Cointreau has continued in his footsteps ever since. By researching painstakingly this distinctive orange variety, locating some of the most aromatic blood orange fruit on the planet in the orange groves of the Mediterranean island of Corsica, called “l’ile de beauté”. It was there, that La Maison Cointreau found one singular distinctive tree to allow the unique creation of the Cointreau Blood Orange, a tree so majestic and precious, it crafts the newly launched Cointreau expression by nature itself.
Presented in the iconic Cointreau square bottle, with the ‘1849’ seal to signify when the House was first established, the Cointreau Blood Orange bottle’s orange-red colour embodies the new expression’s audacious character. In addition, the bottle’s rose gold finish is a nod to the copper stills at the Cointreau distillery in Angers.
Cointreau Blood Orange has all the versatility of Cointreau. It can be appreciated in a long drink or cocktail but what we love is the refreshing Cointreau Rouge, 1/2 Cointreau Blood Orange, 1/2 Cranberry juice, served in a big wine glass over lots of ice with a slice of orange.
Cointreau Blood Orange 30% ABV/50cl is available to purchase at selected Waitrose stores now. Recommended retail price £17.