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Margarita in a glass with copper cocktail shaker and a plate of limes behind

10 Cointreau cocktails

Published: March 4, 2021 at 4:20 pm

Our Cointreau cocktails make the most of this versatile orange liqueur, from a classic margarita to a tropical banana daiquiri

This zesty French liqueur is made using sweet and bitter orange peels, and is perfect for adding a fruity lift to drinks. We've got plenty of cocktails with Cointreau for you to try, including a spicy margarita, classic sangria and mai tai. Looking for cocktails with Cointreau and gin? Why not try our Singapore sling?


Need some spirits for your Cointreau cocktails? Check out our favourite tequilas, rums and gins.

10 Cointreau cocktail recipes

Easy margarita

No summer gathering would be complete without a chilled margarita in hand. Our classic recipe uses lime, tequila and citrussy Cointreau, shaken and served with the obligatory salted rim. Try our delicious variations and tasty twists to suit every taste.

Margarita in a glass with copper cocktail shaker and a plate of limes behind

Tequila sunrise

Cointreau and tequila are used to make a retro tequila cocktail – garnish with an orange slice and cocktail cherry before serving.

Tequila sunrise cocktail in glass with orange and cherry

Spicy margarita

Serve this easy tequila cocktail with added chilli warmth to friends at your next drinks party– try swapping tequila for mezcal for a smokier flavour.

Margarita in a glass with salt-coated rim

Singapore sling

Try our delicious Singapore sling featuring Cointreau, gin and brandy for a strong cocktail with a fruity hit.

A pair of tall Singapore sling cocktails garnished with pineapple wedges

Banana daiquiri

Cointreau is mixed with white rum and banana in this tropical daiquiri recipe, best enjoyed on a hot summer day.

A banana daiquiri cocktail with fresh banana on the side

Mai tai

Impress fellow cocktail lovers and Cointreau fans at your drinks party with this fruity mai tai, a tropical and heady mix of rum, Cointreau, almond syrup and lime juice.

Two mai tai cocktails topped with fresh mint

Classic sangria

Channel sunny holiday vibes with this classic Spanish tipple. Serve up a jugful of this fruity mixture that guests can help themselves to. We love the combination of sweet fresh fruit, dry red wine and a dash of orange-flavoured liqueur. You can also swap the red wine for a crisp white for a lighter twist.

Sangria in a jug with three glasses of sangria beside it

Frozen margarita

Cointreau, agave syrup, tequila and lime juice are all you need to make this citrussy frozen cocktail, perfect for a summer drinks party.

Two frozen margaritas with lime wedges in the background

Cosmo margarita

Cosmopolitan meets margarita in this fragrant and sophisticated cocktail, made with hibiscus tea, tequila and triple sec. Balance the tart flavour of the hibiscus tea with sweet triple sec and serve up this eye-catching, colourful drink.

Cosmo Margarita Recipe

Black russian with a twist

If you're a fan of coffee in cocktails, our version of a black russian will be right up your street. Simply add in 1 tsp of Cointreau and a dash of bitters before mixing up this classic cocktail to give it a fruity edge. With just one step and three main ingredients, this tasty tipple couldn't be easier.

A selection of Christmas cocktails lined up in a row

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