triple sec


: a colorless orange-flavored liqueur

Examples of triple sec in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Muddle jalapeño slices with fresh lime juice in a shaker, then add tequila, triple sec, and ice. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 3 May 2024 Top with 1/2 cup ginger ale, 1 ounce each gin (such as Hendrick’s) and sweet vermouth, and 1 teaspoon each orange curaçao (or triple sec) and lemon juice; stir. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 May 2024 Recipe: Combine 3 oz vodka, 1.75 oz lemon juice, 0.75 oz triple sec and 1 oz simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Jillian Dara, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Perfectly tart and delicious, the lime juice and triple sec balance out the sweetness of the peach puree without overpowering it, and the agave pulls everything together. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 24 Aug. 2023 See all Example Sentences for triple sec 

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Word History


from Triple Sec, a trademark

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of triple sec was in 1943

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“Triple sec.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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