10 Triple Sec Cocktails to Brighten Your Day

Do you love the taste of orange in your cocktails? Want to learn how to make some of your favorite drinks with that hint of orange flavor you love? If so, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll show you how to make ten excellent cocktails that are based on or otherwise include Triple Sec as one of the main ingredients. Whether you’re looking for something that can give you a burst of orange or you just want a drink that offers a little touch of the taste you crave, you’re sure to find something you love among the list below. Keep in mind that some of these cocktails are not for beginners, however, so you may need to practice a few of them in order to get them right.

Keep in mind, too, that many other cocktails can be adjusted to include Triple Sec as one of the ingredients. However, you can’t just add it to an existing recipe without making adjustments properly, or the taste and combination of the ingredients may not come out the right way. Keep this in mind as you move forward into your discovery of Triple Sec drinks.

B-52

Ingredients
• 1/2oz coffee liqueur
• 1/2oz cream liqueur
• 1/2oz Triple Sec

Directions
• This drink is all about layering, so you may need to practice it to get it right.
• Add the coffee liqueur to the bottom of a shot glass.
• Very slowly, pour the cream liqueur over the back of a spoon so that it drizzles into the shot glass and layers on top of the coffee liqueur.
• Repeat the process with the back of the spoon to add the Triple Sec on top of the other two layers.
• Do not stir. Carefully serve immediately without allowing the layers to mix.

Pomegranate Martini

Ingredients
• 1-1/2oz Citron
• 1/2oz Triple Sec
• 2/3oz pomegranate juice
• 1 dash lime juice
• 1 orange zest

Directions
• Fill a cocktail glass with ice and chill while you prepare the drink.
• Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
• Add Citron, Triple Sec, pomegranate juice, and lime juice.
• Shake to combine all ingredients well.
• Remove ice from chilled glass.
• Strain drink into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with orange zest.
• Serve immediately.

Cosmopolitan

Ingredients
• 2/3oz Triple Sec
• 1-1/2oz Citron
• 2/3oz freshly squeezed lime juice
• 2/3oz cranberry juice
• 1 orange twist
Directions

• Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
• Add Triple Sec, Citron, lime juice, and cranberry juice.
• Shake to combine and chill through.
• Serve in a cocktail glass topped with orange twist as a garnish.

Poinsettia

Ingredients
• 2/3oz black raspberry liqueur
• 1/3oz vodka
• 1/2oz Triple Sec
Champagne
• 1 lemon wedge

Directions
• Fill a rock glass with ice.
• Pour over vodka, raspberry liqueur, and Triple Sec.
• Top the rest of the way with champagne.
• Garnish with lemon wedge and serve immediately.

Sidecar

Ingredients
• 1-1/2oz Cognac
• 3/4oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 3/4oz Triple Sec
• 1 lemon zest

Directions
• Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
• Add Cognac, lemon juice, and Triple Sec.
• Shake to combine and chill.
• Serve in a cocktail glass topped with lemon zest as a garnish.

Zombie

Ingredients
• 3/4oz navy rum
• 3/4oz light rum
• 3/4oz orange rum
• 1/2oz overproof rum
• 1/2oz apricot brandy
• 2-1/2oz pineapple juice
• 2-1/2oz orange juice
• 1/2oz Triple Sec
• 1oz lime juice
• 1/2oz grenadine
• 1 pineapple wedge
• Ice

Directions
• Fill a highball glass with crushed ice and let chill.
• Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
• Add navy rum, light rum, orange rum, apricot brandy, pineapple juice, orange juice, Triple Sec, lime juice, and grenadine.
• Shake to combine very well and until drink is cold.
• Strain into the highball glass over the ice (replace ice if it is beginning to melt).
• Float the overproof rum on top.
• Serve garnished with pineapple wedge.

Between the Sheets

Ingredients
• 2/3oz Cognac
• 2/3oz Triple Sec
• 2/3oz light rum
• 1/2oz lemon juice
• 1 lemon twist

Directions
• Chill a cocktail glass while you prepare the drink.
• Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
• Add Cognac, Triple Sec, light rum, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
• Shake until well-combined and cold.
• Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
• Top with the lemon twist and serve immediately.

Balalaika

Ingredients
• 1oz vodka
• ½oz Triple Sec
• 1oz lemon juice
• 1 orange zest
• Ice

Directions
• Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
• Add vodka, Triple Sec, and lemon juice.
• Shake to combine well and chill through.
• Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with orange zest.
• Serve.

Brandy Crusta

Ingredients
• 3/4oz lemon juice
• 1-1/2oz Cognac
• 1/2oz Triple Sec
• ¼oz maraschino liqueur
• 1/3oz simple syrup
• 2 dashes of bitters
• 1 lemon zest
• Ice

Directions
• Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
• Add lemon juice, cognac, Triple Sec, maraschino liqueur, simple syrup, and bitters.
• Shake to combine well and chill through.
• Strain into a champagne glass, which can be optionally chilled beforehand or not.
• Serve garnished with lemon zest.

Moroccan Martini

Ingredients
• 1oz tequila
• 2/3oz Triple Sec
• 2/3oz pomegranate juice
• 2/3oz freshly squeezed lime juice
• 1 lime wheel
• Ice

Directions
• Fill a shaker with ice and add tequila, triple sec, pomegranate juice, and lime juice.
• Shake to combine well.
• Strain into a cocktail glass or martini glass when drink is chilled through.
• Serve garnished with lime wheel.

Conclusion

As you can see, you don’t have to limit yourself when it comes to finding excellent Triple Sec cocktails you can enjoy. These drinks may not be as common as some other options out there, but they’re still not too rare either. If you’re looking for the perfect way to improve your cocktail repertoire while showing off to your friends and family that you know a thing or two about Triple Sec drinks, any of the options from the list above is sure to help you do just that. And on the other hand, if you want something you can sit back and enjoy when it’s time to wind down for the day, these cocktails can make that happen as well. Pick your favorite option from the list above and you’ll be well on your way to finding the perfect new addition to your collection of favorite drinks.

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