Sweet liquor produced by the company Rémy Cointreau in Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou, France. The company was founded in 1849 in the town of Angers, France, by the brothers Adolphe and Edouard-Jean Cointreau. The drink, created in 1875 by Edouard Cointreau, the son of Edouard-Jean, has a base made ​​from steeping in alcohol peel of bitter oranges of the Caribbean and sweet oranges of the Mediterranean dried that, after a double distillation in Charentais alembic, is added sugar and water until you get a Triple sec looking perfectly transparent with greenish opalescent, intense bouquet of orange and an alcohol volume of 40%. Edouard Cointreau also invented the square-shaped bottle, whose modern version is still the characteristic signature of Cointreau.