Our Best Triple Sec Cocktails
So you have a bottle of triple sec hanging out on your bar cart. Maybe you bought it to make margaritas and now you want to figure out other uses for it. Maybe you just love this orange-flavored liqueur and want more ideas for how to incorporate it into cocktails. Either way, we've got what you need: Our best triple sec recipes, from spins on a traditional margarita to a lychee gimlet.
Lime juice, lychee nectar, triple sec, and gin come together in this cocktail that's simultaneously tart and sweet.
Blood Orange Margaritas
Blood orange gives this Margarita a beautiful color and a boost in citrus-y flavor.
This strawberry cocktail gets an extra note of sourness thanks to the inclusion of apple cider vinegar.
Charred Citrus Margarita
Throwing slices of tangerines, grapefruit, and oranges on the grill gives this margarita an extra layer of smokey complexity.
A quarter cup of triple sec adds to the juicy, fruity vibe of this playful sangria.
A 2000s-era classic, this cranberry and vodka drink adds a splash of triple sec and lime juice for a tart twist.
Mediterranean Pink Lady
Limoncello, dry gin, and Campari round out this crisp, unfussy but elegant cocktail.
The late chef Floyd Cardoz created this vivid cocktail using triple sec, Pimm's, and gin.
Like Cointreau, Combier is a kind of triple sec used by bartenders to add a smooth orange flavor to cocktails. This margarita uses Combier, but you can swap in any triple sec you have on hand.