|Country of origin||France|
|Alcohol by volume||15% to 40%|
|Color||Clear, golden, blue|
Triple sec, originally Curaçao triple sec, is a type of strong, sweet and colorless orange-flavored liqueur. It is a variety of Curaçao liqueur, an orange-flavored liqueur made from the dried peels of bitter and sweet oranges.
Triple sec may be consumed neat as a digestif, or on the rocks. However, it is more typically used as an ingredient in a variety of cocktails, such as sangria, Margarita, Kamikaze, White Lady, Long Island Iced Tea, Sidecar, Skittle Bomb, Corpse Reviver #2 and Cosmopolitan.
The Combier distillery claims that triple sec was invented in 1834 by Jean-Baptiste Combier in Saumur, France. However, the Combier distillery was more famous for its élixir Combier, which contained orange but also many other flavorings.
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