triple sec

noun
\ -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 The decorated drink features Lunazul Silver tequila, triple sec, fresh sour, blood orange syrup and a spider ring. Sabrina Weiss, PEOPLE.com, 14 Oct. 2021 Try a ‘Margarizo,’ a simple cocktail using IZO Mezcal Joven (the youngest in the portfolio) with 2 oz Mezcal, 1 lime and 0.5 oz triple sec. Jillian Dara, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 The Patio Pounder featuring Red Cabin Bourbon made with lime juice, cranberry juice and Sprite; and a Midwestern Margarita featuring North Brandy made with lime juice, triple sec and Sprite. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Aug. 2021 Of all the things the Cosmopolitan cocktail is and has been, a list of its ingredients—vodka, triple sec, lime, and cranberry—is the least of it. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 15 July 2021 The core recipe—tequila with triple sec and lime juice—is forgiving for beginners but with enough room for experimentation that seasoned pros can add their own touches of flair. John Debary, Bon Appétit, 4 June 2021 For a fresh, vibrant margarita, use a triple sec like Cointreau, a French liqueur made with bitter and aromatic orange peels. John Debary, Bon Appétit, 4 June 2021 The drink is made with Absolut Juice Pear & Elderflower, Combier orange triple sec, fresh grapefruit and lemon juices. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, 29 Apr. 2021 The frosty Cowboy Pura Vida Almeda Margarita is blended with tequila, triple sec and Big Red soda. Marcy De Luna, Chron, 24 Nov. 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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The first known use of triple sec was in 1943

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17 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Triple sec.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple%20sec. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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