Triple Sec (Engl Sec Triple.) - liqueur with the addition of orange peel, has no color. The alcohol content is usually about 30 percent, although depending on the brand of beverage degree can vary in the range between 15 and 40 percent.
The history of the drink. Composition
The drink was invented by Jean-Baptiste Combe (Combier) in the French town of Saumur in 1834. Combier brand and continues to release its liqueur to this day, with claims that the real and Triple Sec natural make only their factory. Liqueur is made by soaking the dried orange peel in alcohol for 24 hours prior to distillation.
drink name comes from the French language. "Sec" usually means dry in French, though, when it comes to liquor, in fact, this term means distilled. Thus, "Triple Sec" c French translates as triple distillation.
How and with what to drink?
As a separate drink Triple Sec is rarely used. Mainly used in combination with other beverages and in the production of cocktails, which mixing imparts sweetness and orange flavor
Triple Sec many brands has almost no color or completely transparent, but the drink from some manufacturers that are used as the base of brandy or cognac, has a beautiful golden color. Some uses such as digestive liquor, for improvement of digestion.
The most well-known brands of liquor: Combier, Grand Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Curacao, and Rose's.