This is basically a Japanese rice wine.

Lower-shelf versions can be a lot lower, sometimes down to only 15% ABV, and they substitute using additional water, sugar, artificial flavorings, etc. Your friend, Jason!This site is owned and operated by Elli & Tee Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It’s a triple sec drink that’s proofed at 30 with a clear appearance, and though you might like the orange smell, you’ll definitely prefer this as a mixer.Bols isn’t what you might expect from a bottom shelf drink.

If used for baking, it’s unliking you’ll notice much of a difference and you can Some bottles of alcohol are boldly labeled as Orange Liqueur and it may not be immediately apparent what category they fall into. Triple secs have a neutral spirit as their base, while Grand Marnier is brandy-based. The French dessert crêpes suzette, for example, sometimes calls for Cointreau as an ingredient. The ones you like can then go on to feature at your parties, or in your cooking.Remember, a substitute considered by the majority to be too sweet might not be too sweet for you.

If you're used to Cointreau, you might want to transition to brands known for being of decent quality, vs. bargain basement (like, say Mr Boston), so the adjustment isn't too much of a shock.Keep in mind that Grand Marnier, while an orange liqueur, is actually a "curacao," not a triple sec (Cointreau is a triple sec, AND a curacao).

It gets more confusing in that Triple Sec as a brand name of orange liqueur was originally known as Curaçao Triple Sec - made from sweet and bitter orange peels. That can all affect your final outcome if you're being +1 for asking the people at SAQ, not all stores have the same brands on hand so they'll be able to suggest you a brand that's available, unlike the internet !I ended up going with Meaghers (which was on sale this week!)

As a mixer—especially in drinks like the margarita and cosmopolitan—this French dry Curaçao is an excellent choice, and it’s also less expensive than Cointreau. If you’ve got your heart set on making a specific dish but find yourself without this specialty alcohol, there are a few alternatives that you can reach for instead. The very first time the drink was introduced, the term “Curaçao” was added as a prefix, though the reasons for that aren’t very clear.

Gin’s unique juniper flavor is almost impossible to recreate in a mocktail, but a good substitute for the classic gin and tonic is tonic water mixed with a splash of citrus juice.

I have used both in Winter White Cosmos and regular Cosmos and each works well. When using any of these liquids, use more than the amount of Cointreau required in the recipe.

Can also add ½ to 1 teaspoon of non-alcoholic rum, almond or vanilla extract to it. Traditional Curaçao, such as Curaçao of Curaçao, made by Senior, is still available as a premium Curaçao and was first made in 1896.A sweeter orange liqueur, this is also lower in alcohol – 30% ABV - than Cointreau but as a budget-friendly Triple Sec, it is an ideal substitute for Cointreau if you want to make pitchers of margaritas.

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Discuss the workings and policies of this site The fact that the bottle and label of Meaghers looks like Cointreau is a good sign for your purpose. This substitute can be used for other orange-flavored liqueurs as well.