Triple secTriple Sec
is an orange
. Sec usually means dry but in this instance it means distilled
since triple secs go through a three stage process. It is made on the Caribbean
island of Curaçao
from bitter oranges, that are picked and use before they reach full ripeness. Popular brand names of triple sec are, triple sec, curacao, Cointreau and Grand Marnier (in order of increasing quality and price).
Triple sec is frequently used in cocktails, to add flavour, rather than alcohol and so a non-alcoholic version can be substituted to save money or to keep alcohol content down.