triple sec

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\ -ˈsek How to pronounce triple sec (audio) \

Definition of triple sec

: a colorless orange-flavored liqueur

Examples of triple sec in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web El Coco with silver tequila, coconut rum liqueur, coconut milk, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup; and Margarita Azul with tequila, Blue Curaçao, fresh lime juice, triple sec, and simple syrup. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Houston restaurant food and drink deals for Election Day," 16 Oct. 2020 In a large pitcher, combine wine, brandy, triple sec and orange juice. Sarah Karnasiewicz, WSJ, "Happy Hour Helper: This Sangria More or Less Makes Itself," 13 Oct. 2020 In a cocktail shaker with ice, add orange juice and triple sec. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Celebrating Halloween at home this year? Good. Now whip up one of these ghoulish beverages," 12 Oct. 2020 Made with champagne, triple sec, rose, and adorned with an orange twist, it’s the perfect light and airy summer cocktail. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Looking for a Weekend Cocktail? Let The Polo Bar Provide," 6 Aug. 2020 Irish cream, crème de cacao, cream of coconut, and triple sec make appearances in some Bushwackers. Kimberly Holland, Southern Living, "What is a Bushwacker? The Best Milkshake Cocktail Ever," 1 July 2020 Wash it down with a $2 Budweiser or the Thomas Jefferson cocktail ($9) made with Jack Daniels, Ancho Reyes Liqueur, triple sec, citrus and simple syrup. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "21 metro Phoenix restaurants with deals and specials for 4th of July," 29 June 2020 Pour vodka, tequila, white rum, gin, triple sec, simple syrup and lemon juice into glass. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "7 delicious, easy cocktails you can make at home this Memorial Day," 21 May 2020 Cosmopolitan Ingredients: 45mL lemon vodka 15mL triple sec 30mL cranberry juice 10mL lime juice ice orange zest, or lime wedge on the rim of the glass for garnish Directions: Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Shacamree Gowdy, Houston Chronicle, "These 5 quarantini recipes lets you enjoy happy hour while maintaining social distancing," 28 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of triple sec

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triple sec

from Triple Sec, a trademark

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28 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Triple sec.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple%20sec. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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