The Most Awarded Orange Liqueur
The Ultimate Beverage Challenge deams Cointreau as the perfered orange liqueur
The Ultimate Beverage Challenge (UBC) has just released the results of their innovative annual competitions: Ultimate Spirits Challenge and Ultimate Cocktail Challenge with Cointreau once again awarded as the prefered Orange Liquer sweeping the competition.
The UBC provides expert evaluation of spirits, cocktails and wines for producers, importers and marketers alike to identify, recognize and reward those products which stand out in their respective categories, showing superior quality. Multiple panels of the highest-qualified experts led by F. Paul Pacult (Judging Chairman and UBC founder) and Sean Ludford (Assistant Judging Chairman) included world-reknowned mixology superstars Jacques Bezuidenhout, Dale DeGroff, Jim Meehan, Gaz Regan, Julie Reiner, Steve Olson, Audrey Saunders, Marcos Tello and David Wondrich. Each judge blind-tasted entries by classification in appropriately grouped flights within each major spirits category, scoring each on the 100-point scale.
Cointreau was awarded the Chairman’s Trophy accolade as the highest score in the category for all three classic cocktails in the Ultimate Classic Cocktail competition:
BEST ORANGE LIQUEUR in a:
Cosmopolitan - Cointreau
Margarita - Cointreau
Sidecar - Cointreau
Additionally, Cointreau’s innovative signature cocktail The Cointreau Cup was also awarded the highest accolade of the Chairman’s Trophy in the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge.
Featured Spirit: Cointreau
2 ounces Cointreau
.75 ounces fresh lemon juice
2 large strawberries
2-3 slices of cucumber (depending on cucumber size)
2 good sized sprigs of mint
Muddle strawberries, cucumber and mint with fresh lemon juice. Add Cointreau, shake and strain over ice in a Collins glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with a cucumber slice and a sprig of mint.
With warm months ahead, this is the perfect time to mix up a refreshing Cointreau Cup in celebration of Cointreau continuing 160 years as the most awarded Orange Liqueur in the world. A complete list of all results and scores can be found on the UBC website