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Briottet Curacao Triple Sec is a colourless orange liqueur made by Edmond Briottet in Dijon, France. Perfect in all sorts of cocktails.
Maison Briottet is a family business, founded in 1836. Originally, the family were primarily negociants of Burgundy wine, involved with ageing, blending, bottling and selling the wines. Following the development of the blanc cassis aperitif (white wine with Crème de Cassis), the company progressively focused its activities on producing fruit crèmes, liquors, brandies and marcs de Bourgogne. The current managing director, Gérard Briottet, represents the fourth generation, and maintains the tradition started by his great grandfather, Edmond Briottet. Maison Briottet maintains a very high level of quality.
Curacao liqueurs take their name from the the island of Curacao off the Venezuelan coast where the Spanish used to cultivate Valencia oranges following their arrival from Europe. Due to the dry climate, the fruit produced was not good-eating, very bitter and became known as a different variety and name, the Lahara orange.
Briottet Curacao Triple Sec is colourless liqueur obtained from the double distillation of bitter orange zest, seville orange peel and other aromatics (some secret spices). Unlike the standard Orange Curacao, Curacao Triple Sec is a much drier style (sec means dry in French) of liqueur, so less sugar is added. It is also bottled at a higher abv of 40%. Briottet Curacao Triple Sec is an execellent substitute for the most famous Triple Sec, Cointreau, in cocktail recipes. Perfect in a Cosmopolitan.