Posted 8 months ago
This is a 1950 magazine advertisement for Cointreau Liqueur produced and bottled by Cointreau Ltd, Pennington, NJ
--- Cointreau is a brand of triple sec (an orange-flavoured liqueur) produced in Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou, France. Cointreau Distillery was set up in 1849 by Adolphe Cointreau and his brother Edouard-Jean Cointreau from Angers. Their first success was with the cherry liqueur guignolet, but they found success when they blended sweet and bitter orange peels and pure alcohol from sugar beets. The first bottles of Cointreau were sold in 1875. Cointreau sources its bitter oranges from all over the world, usually Spain, Brazil, Haiti and Ghana. Today, an estimated 13 million bottles are sold each year in more than 150 countries. Ninety percent of production is exported. Cointreau & Cie SA was family-owned until 1990, when it merged with Rémy Martin to form Rémy Cointreau.