A new product is to be introduced from Cointreau, combining the classic liqueur with cognac and enhancing it with a maceration of walnuts and almonds.
Cointreau Noir will be launched in the UK this week during London Cocktail Week by Alfred Cointreau, sixth-generation of the family responsible for the liqueur and the brand’s heritage manager.
The creation of Cointreau Noir was driven by Cointreau’s master distiller of 30 years, Bernadette Langlais, who was inspired by Majestic, a spirit originally formulated by Édouard Cointreau in the 1900s.
Its latest interpretation is a blend of Cointreau orange liqueur and cognac Rémy Martin. Bernadette has enhanced the original recipe by macerating the spirit with walnuts and almonds, bringing out even more sophisticated aromas and complexity.
She renamed Majestic as Cointreau Noir as a reference to the density and darkness that cognac brings to the blend.
Cointreau Noir will be unveiled at an invitation-only tasting held by Alfred Cointreau at Mr Fogg’s in Mayfair on Thursday October 9.
Alfred said: “I’m delighted to be involved with London Cocktail Week 2014. The London cocktail scene has been gaining momentum over the last few years. With ever-increasing standards and numbers of knowledgeable customers, the city presents an exciting and important part of the Cointreau story.”
Cointreau is one of the headline sponsors of London Cocktail Week which runs from October 6 to 12. For information, visit www.londoncocktailweek.com.
Alfred Cointreau will also be at Bluebird in Chelsea on Thursday October 9 from 7pm to 9pm for a London Cocktail Week event called “Chelsea’s Cointreau Fizz Fest”. Click here for details.