|Country of origin||Saumur, France|
|Alcohol by volume||15% to 40% |
|Color||Clear, golden, blue|
Triple sec may be consumed neat as a digestif or on the rocks, but is more typically used as an ingredient in a variety of cocktails such as the 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 some time between 1834 and 1848 by Jean-Baptiste Combier in Saumur, France. However, Combier was more famous for its élixir Combier, which contained orange but also many other flavorings.
- "Bar None Drinks" [www.barnonedrinks.com/tips/dictionary/t/triple-sec-922.html]
- The Combier web site says that Combier's confectionery store opened in 1834, but says only that Triple Sec was invented "à cette époque" as a filling for his candies and chocolates; it also does not mention when Combier's Triple Sec was actually commercialized.
- "Les liquoristes saumurois" in Saumur jadis, anonymous Web publication at  cites Richard Gasnier, Les liquoristes saumurois de 1830 à 1910, mém. de maîtrise, Angers, 2000, B. U. de l'U.C.O., 15 747 ; François Bouyssi et Isabelle Emeriau, "James Combier (1842–1917 ). Essai biographique...", S.L.S.A.S.,, 1992, pp. 46–89 ; Alain Mariez, "Un zeste d'orange, deux doigts d'ambition", L'Anjou, décembre 1995, pp. 70–77 ; Christelle Couvreux, Marie Bardisa, La Distillerie Combier. Saumur, Itinéraires du Patrimoine, 1999.
- The Lancet Analytical Commission, "Report on the Food Products exhibited in the French and English Departments of the Universal Exhibition of Paris", The Lancet, September 21, 1878, p. 417f.