15 Best Triple Sec Cocktails

by Michael
Triple Sec

Triple sec is an orange flavored liqueur from France. Triple sec has been popular for over 150 years. It is believed that Jean-Baptiste Combier and his wife Josephine discovered the triple sec in 1834 in their kitchen in France.

The liqueur was made by sun-drying various orange peels by soaking in alcohol and then distilling the product. Rarely drunk neat, triple sec is commonly used to make many mixed cocktails. 

Best Triple Sec Cocktails

Today we will talk about them and we will look at 15 of the best recipes!

1. Lemon Drop Martini

This Classic Lemon Drop Martini is a simple cocktail that is very refreshing because it is based on citrus fruits. It consists of several ingredients and is prepared within a few minutes. Take a whole lemon and squeeze it. You can take ready-made lemon juice or concentrate, but it is better to take fresh fruit. Add 1/2 oz Simple syrup to shaker. Simple syrup is a mixture of sugar and water in equal proportions. Don’t forget to add 1/2 oz Triple sec and 3 oz Vodka. Stir; add ice and you’re done.

Ingredients

  • 2oz Lemon juice
  • 1/2oz Simple syrup
  • 1/2oz Triple sec
  • 3oz Vodka
  • some ice

Instructions

Mix all the ingredients in a shaker and refresh yourself on a hot day!

2. Classic Cosmopolitan Cocktail

 Here is the recipe for the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail, a drink made with triple sec, vodka, and cranberry and lime juice. Recently, this classic cocktail has been considered a lady’s drink, probably due to the TV series Sex and the City. Yes, according to the script, this is the favorite cocktail of the main characters of this film, which many call cult. But many men around the world like this drink no less than ladies.

So put ice in the shaker, add 1/2 oz Vodka, 1/2 oz triple sec, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1 oz cranberry juice and shake well. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with Orange peel. If the cocktail doesn’t seem strong enough, just add more vodka.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2oz Triple sec
  • 1/2 oz Lime juice
  • 1 oz Cranberry juice
  • Orange peel

Instructions

Put ice in the shaker, pour in the liquid ingredients and shake well. Pour the drink into a martini glass and garnish with orange zest.

3. Long Island Iced Tea for a Crowd

 An interesting drink that is considered a classic poolside fun. By the way, there is no iced tea in this cocktail. It is so called apparently because it has the color of iced tea. This cocktail consists of several spirits, none of which should overwhelm the others.

The goal is to achieve balance in the cocktail. But you can always experiment by adding a little more of your favorite liqueur.

Stir in 3/4 cup Lemon juice, 3/4 cup Simple syrup, 1 1/2 cups Cola, 1/2 cup Gin, 1/2 cup Rum, 1/2 cup Tequila, 1/2 cup Triple sec, 1/2 Cup Vodka. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slices. The proportions in this recipe are for 10 servings. If one cocktail is enough for you, use 1 tablespoon of each alcohol; 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice and simple syrup; and about 3 tablespoons of cola.

Ingredients

  • 1 Lemon
  • 3/4 cup Lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup Simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups Cola
  • 1/2 cup Gin
  • 1/2 cup Rum, white
  • 1/2 cup Tequila
  • 1/2 cup Triple sec
  • 1/2 cup Vodka

Instructions

Mix liquids in a large container. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slices.

4. Vodka Limeade Punch

Vodka Limeade Punch is a great drink for any party! It’s an easy punch based on limeade concentrate and vodka. This cocktail is very refreshing in the heat and quenches thirst, as it is based on citrus fruits with mint. The tart taste and aroma of tropical fruits will not leave anyone indifferent at your party. Mix in a shaker 1 12 ounce can Limeade concentrate, 4 cups Club soda, 1/2 cup Triple sec, 1 cup Vodka. Add mint and let steep for a few minutes. Pour into glasses and add slices of lime.

Ingredients

  • Some mint
  • 2 limes
  • 1 12 ounce can Limeade concentrate
  • 4 cups Club soda
  • 1/2 cup Triple sec
  • 1 cup Vodka

Instructions

Mix liquids in a shaker, add mint and let it brew for a few minutes. Pour into glasses and add sliced lime.

5. Classic Margarita

Margarita

This is one of the world’s most consumed cocktails, the most famous and popular of the tequila-based cocktails, and perhaps one of the earliest such cocktails. This is one of the best classic margarita recipes with triple sec, lime juice, limeade and tequila.

Mix in the shaker or jar 4 oz. Limeade, 1/2 oz. Lime Juice, 1/2 oz triple sec, 2 oz Tequila and ice. Prepare the glasses – circle the rim with lime and then sprinkle with sugar to make a beautiful and tasty rim. Pour Margarita into glasses and add lime to the rim. Now everything is ready!

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. Limeade
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Triple sec 
  • 2 oz Tequila 
  • 1 lime
  • Some ice
  • Some sugar 

Instructions

Mix Limeade, Lime Juice, Triple sec, Tequila and ice. Make a beautiful and tasty rim on the top of the glasses with sugar. Pour Margarita into glasses and add lime to the rim.

6. Hawaiian Margaritas

 Aloha from Hawaii! Experience a taste of tropical paradise! This Hawaiian Margarita cocktail is full of tropical flavors and perfect for luau party. Margarita – a cocktail mix of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice – is very popular since 1930 s. We will prepare a Hawaiian version of the original drink.

Mix together 1 oz Lime juice, 3 oz Pineapple juice, 1 oz Triple sec, 2 oz Tequila, 2 oz Coconut water. Mix the cocktail well, pour into glasses and add ice and couple Maraschino cherries.  Many bartenders replace tequila with a more neutral-tasting drink like vodka, but that’s another story. If you really want Margarita, use only tequila!

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • 3 oz Pineapple juice
  • Some Ice 
  • Couple Maraschino cherries
  • 1 oz Triple sec
  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 2 oz Coconut water

Instructions

Mix the cocktail well, pour into glasses and add ice and couple Maraschino cherries.

7. Italian Margarita

 Taste a margarita with an Italian soul, true European sophistication and expression. This easy Italian Margarita recipe is a cocktail made with tequila, amaretto, triple sec and sour mix, poured into a glass with powdered sugar. Mix in a cocktail shaker half a cup sweet and sour mix, 2 shots tequila, 1 shot triple sec, 2 shots amaretto.

Moisten the top of a cocktail glasses with a lime slice. Dip the top of a glass into powdered sugar to coat the entire rim of the glass. Add some ice to glasses and pour your margarita. Garnish with lime and maraschino cherries. A real Italian-style margarita is ready!

Ingredients

  • 2 shots Amaretto
  • 2 shots Tequila
  • 1 shot Triple sec
  • ½ cup Sweet and sour mix
  • 1 lime
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

Mix in a cocktail shaker sweet and sour mix, tequila, triple sec, and amaretto. Coat the entire rim of the glass with powdered sugar. Add some ice to glasses and pour your margarita, add some lime and maraschino cherries.

8. Bohemian passion

 This colorful cocktail with wine from Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando has become popular due to its simplicity and sophistication and beauty. Pour into shaker 3 oz coconut rum, 1 oz pineapple juice, 1 oz triple sec, ½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice, add some ice and shake well.

Strain the cocktail into two martini glasses. Now it’s wine’s turn. It is very important to pour it carefully so that it floats on the surface and does not mix with the main cocktail. Hold a soup spoon or knife just above the surface, slowly pour red wine. Beautiful and delicious cocktail is ready!

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Coconut rum
  • 1 oz Pineapple juice
  • 1 oz Triple sec
  • ½ oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ oz Fruit-forward red wine
  • Some ice

Instructions

Pour into shaker liquid ingredients except wine, add some ice and shake well. Pour the cocktail into two martini glasses. Hold a soup spoon or knife just above the surface; carefully pour red wine to avoid mixing.

9. Red Sangria

 Back in the 18th century in Spain and Portugal, sangria was a red wine-based fruit punch studded with various fruit slices. Filled with fresh fruits, Sangria is best served in a transparent jug to admire the beauty of citrus fruits, apples and wine! In sunny Spain, this is a must-have summer drink that is quite easy to prepare.

Slice and put to a glass jar 1 lime, 1 lemon, 1 orange and 1 apple. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and 1 lime. Add 1 bottle red wine, ½ cup orange juice, ½ cup apricot brandy, ¼ cup simple syrup, 2 oz triple sec, 2 cups club soda, some ice. Pour into glasses and enjoy the taste of the Spanish summer!

Ingredients

  • 2 limes divided 
  • 2 lemons divided 
  • 1 bottle red wine 750ml
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup apricot brandy
  • ¼ cup simple syrup or to taste
  • 2 oz Triple sec
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 2 cups club soda

Instructions

Slice and put to a glass jar 1 lime, 1 lemon, 1 orange and 1 apple. Squeeze to the jar the juice of 1 lemon and 1 lime. Add 1 bottle red wine, ½ cup orange juice, ½ cup apricot brandy, ¼ cup simple syrup, 2 oz triple sec, 2 cups club soda, some ice.

10. Mango Pineapple Rum Punch

 This is another hello from Hawaii. Mango Pineapple Rum Punch is a cocktail for every rum lover. This rum cocktail is very easy to prepare, and its taste will make you remember summer and sea holidays at any time of the year. Shake well 3 shots Pineapple Mango Juice, 1 shot Malibu Rum, 1 shot White Rum, 1 shot Triple Sec add some ice. Pour into a tall glass and serve. Optionally, you can add a little sparkling water, this will give the cocktail even more freshness!

Ingredients

  • 3 shots Pineapple Mango Juice
  • 1 shot Malibu Rum
  • 1 shot White Rum
  • 1 shot Triple Sec
  • Some ice

Instructions

Shake well 3 shots Pineapple Mango Juice, 1 shot Malibu Rum, 1 shot White Rum, 1 shot Triple Sec add some ice.

11. Orange Martini

 This is a cocktail about which you can say “simple and delicious”. If you love oranges, this is the perfect easy homemade martini recipe for you. I always make martinis with vodka, but if this seems too easy for you, you can replace the vodka with orange gin. Just mix 1/2 oz Simple syrup, 2 oz Orange juice, 1 oz Triple sec, 2 oz Vodka and that’s it. Simple homemade orange martini is ready!  To cool the cocktail, put it in the refrigerator or add some ice.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 2 oz Orange juice
  • 1 oz Triple sec
  • 2 oz Vodka

Instructions

Just mix 1/2 oz Simple syrup, 2 oz Orange juice, 1 oz Triple sec, 2 oz Vodka and that’s it.

12. Garnet Pomegranate Cocktail

 Garnet cocktail combines fresh blueberries, pomegranate and citrus fruits that combine to make this lovely blueberry martini elegantly simple and beautiful. And honey, a rather rare ingredient in cocktails, gives notes of mystery and a special aftertaste.

Crush 8 blueberries in the bottom of a shaker. Add ice 1 teaspoon honey, 2 oz vodka, 1.5 oz triple sec, 1 oz pomegranate juice, 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice and shake well. Pour your cocktail into a glass and garnish it with remaining blueberries and orange peel. You can string the berries and peel on a toothpick.

Ingredients

  • 12 blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Triple sec
  • 1 oz Pomegranate juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Some orange peel 
  • Some ice

Instructions

Crush 8 blueberries in the bottom of a shaker. Add ice 1 teaspoon honey, 2 oz vodka, 1.5 oz triple sec, 1 oz pomegranate juice, 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice and shake well. Pour your cocktail into a glass and garnish it with remaining blueberries and orange peel. 

13. Disgruntled Elf

 No one knows why this rather strong cocktail has such an exotic name. But it sounds cool and attractive to me. The same cool and attractive is the taste of this drink. The combination of different types of alcohol and other fillers provide a very rich strong taste and aroma.

Mix directly in the glass 1 ounce white rum, 1 ounce triple sec, 1 ounce gold tequila, 1 ounce gin, 2 ounces sour apple schnapps. Then add 6 ounces of lemon-lime soda and stir lightly to prevent gassing.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz gold tequila
  • 1 oz gin
  • 2 oz sour apple schnapps
  • 6 oz lemon-lime soda

Instructions

Mix directly in the glass 1 ounce white rum, 1 ounce triple sec, 1 ounce gold tequila, 1 ounce gin, 2 ounces sour apple schnapps. Add 6 ounces of lemon-lime soda and stir lightly.

14. Gin, Triple Sec, Cucumber and Mint Cocktail

 You will definitely enjoy this light and refreshing summer drink, especially if you love gin and tonic. Who would have thought that an ordinary fresh cucumber is a great addition to a cocktail, but it adds extra freshness and exoticism. The addition of mint is also refreshing and adds a fresh aftertaste. Mix together 2 bar spoons triple sec, 2oz Gin, 1 bar spoon orange blossom water. Then add Sparkling or club soda. Pour into a glass and decorate with 2 Cucumber wheels and 6 Mint, leaves.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cucumber wheels
  • 6 Mint, leaves
  • 1 Sparkling or club soda 
  • 2 Bar spoons Triple sec
  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 Bar spoon orange blossom water

Instructions

Mix together 2 bar spoons triple sec, 2oz Gin, 1 bar spoon orange blossom water. Then add Sparkling or club soda. Pour into a glass and decorate with 2 Cucumber wheels and 6 Mint, leaves.

15. Raspberry Kamikaze

 The Raspberry Kamikaze gets its interesting name from the fact that it is six ounces of pure alcohol. This is definitely a strong cocktail that can be downgraded by adding more ice. Mix in glass 2 ounces vodka, 2 ounces triple sec, 2 ounces Chambord. Add ice and garnish with raspberries.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Triple sec
  • 2 oz Chambord
  • Few raspberries

Instructions

Mix in glass 2 ounces vodka, 2 ounces triple sec, 2 ounces Chambord. Add ice and garnish with raspberries.

Today we looked at 15 of the best recipes that include Triple Sec. This is a universal additive that is used both in light refreshing and stronger and more powerful drinks.

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