The 8 Best Cocktails to Make with Cointreau


The classic Sidecar is recognizable by its optional sugared rim, which balances the inherent acidity of the drink.


Toby Cecchini at The Odeon in New York City and Cook at The Strand in Miami are credited with popularizing the most recent version of the drink in the late 1980s.


Both the origins of the margarita and its usage of orange liqueur (other versions, like Tommy's Margarita, substitute agave nectar), are contentious.

White Lady

But by 1929, the original was replaced by a drink of the same name that included gin, Cointreau, lemon juice, and frequently an egg white; this variant is still in use today. 

Corpse Reviver No. 2

Corpse Revivers first appeared in the 1870s, and Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book featured this zesty version, which is by far the most well-known of the kind. 

Test Pilot

Though it was frequently eclipsed by the Jet Pilot, this Donn Beach invention took off first, sometime in 1941. 


According to the brand, this lesser-known pre-Prohibition classic was "probably the first cocktail created in New York with Cointreau" and originally appeared in Hugo R. Ensllin's 1917 Recipes for Mixed Drinks. 


The recipe for this concoction of scotch, sweet vermouth, lime juice, and Cointreau was first published in a 1939 issue of Esquire magazine. Despite being referred to as a Churchill Manhattan occasionally