triple sec

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

Definition of triple sec

: a colorless orange-flavored liqueur

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The drink — a blend of vodka, triple sec, cranberry and lime juice — was the cocktail of choice on the beloved TV show. Hannah Chubb,, "Sarah Jessica Parker Shares Her Top 3 Favorite Restaurants for Sipping Cosmos in N.Y.C.," 24 July 2019 Add the limeade concentrate (not defrosted), tequila, triple sec and ice to a blender. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "These Frozen Cocktails Are Just What You Need To Chill Out This Weekend," 19 July 2019 Among them are the Astronaut (peach vodka and Tang), Sake It To Me (sake, oolong raspberry tea, triple sec, and lemon), a classic gimlet, and a seasonal sangria. Nick Vadala,, "Center City District Sips is back — here are the new participants for 2019," 5 June 2019 Add 1 ounce triple sec, 2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce fresh lime juice and 3 dashes of bitters. Lauren Delgado,, "How to celebrate National Margarita Day in Central Florida," 22 Feb. 2018 Ingredients 1 part UV Salty Watermelon 1 part triple secSplash of lime juice Preparation Serve over ice in a tropical glass. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Summer Cocktails With a Salty Side," 15 May 2013 Bahama Breeze is filling its cups (and carefully rimming them with multicolored sugar) with the reggae punch — a mix of Bacardi Major Lazer Limited Edition Rum, triple sec, pineapple juice, strawberry and passion fruit. Lauren Delgado,, "Bahama Breeze's Reggae Fest promises special food, drink, music at restaurants," 29 June 2018 The drink includes five spirits — vodka, rum, gin, tequila and triple sec — along with sweet and sour mix and is served in a 10-ounce mug over ice. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "$1 Long Island iced teas? Yes, and more Sunday deals for National Iced Tea Day," 8 June 2018 Add the reserved orange juice, triple sec, wine, and cinnamon sticks, stir, cover the container, and refrigerate for at least 2 and up to 24 hours. Adam Ried,, "Recipes: Four ways to make summer sangria, with or without wine," 19 May 2018

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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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not constant or steady

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