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What to Mix With Triple Sec: Our 10 Picks (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on January 4, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Triple Sec is a French orange liqueur, and while it can be consumed neat and with ice, it blends well as a mixer in various delicious cocktails. 

If you have a bottle of Triple Sec, it can be extremely useful in your home bar.

Today, we’ll show you what to mix with Triple Sec. Keep scrolling to find out. 

Top 10 Triple Sec Mixers You Should Try

10. Vodka 

pouring vodka on a glasses

Vodka is a popular Triple Sec mixer because it has a high percentage of alcohol and a neutral flavor which is ideal for various cocktails. 

Cosmopolitan

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Cranberry juice (unsweetened)
  • 0.50 oz Cointreau
  • 0.50 oz lemon juice
  • Lime wedge
  • 1 tsp simple syrup
  • Lime wheel (garnish)

Instructions: 

Place all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until cold. Strain it in a martini glass and squeeze the lime wedge. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve. 

Serving: 1

9. Tequila

Patron Tequila Bottle Pouring on a Jigger

Tequila is an extremely versatile Mexican distilled spirit [1] that stars in different tasty cocktails. 

“This liqueur [Triple Sec] is fantastic in a Margarita, playing well with the earthy agave notes from the tequila and the sour tinge of the lime.”

– Carlos Lopez, Bar Manager in Miami Beach

Triple Sec Margarita

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Tequila reposado or blanco
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 0.75 oz lime juice
  • Kosher salt for the rim

Instructions: 

Place all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake it until cold. Strain the Margarita in a glass with a salted rim. Add ice, then serve. 

Serving: 1

8. Apple Cider Vinegar

2 Bottle of Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider vinegar is a refreshing, adaptable, and light mixer that blends greatly with many base alcohol. 

Apple Cider Margarita

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Apple cider
  • 1.5 oz Tequila
  • 0.75 oz Triple Sec
  • 0.75 oz Lime juice
  • Cinnamon and sugar (rim)
  • Cinnamon stick and star anise (garnish)

Instructions: 

Place the ingredients in a shaker and fill it with ice. Shake vigorously and strain in a glass with a sugar rim. Add cinnamon stick and star anise on top for garnish. 

Serving: 1

7. Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice on a Pitcher

Lemon juice works best in refreshing cocktail drinks because it is acidic and tangy and delivers a natural lemon flavor. 

Triple Sec Sidecar

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Cognac
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • Orange or Lemon twist
  • Superfine sugar (rim)

Instructions: 

Combine the ingredients in a shaker with a handful of ice. Shake it well and strain it onto a glass with a sugar rim. Top it off with a lemon or orange twist and serve. 

Serving: 1

6. Cola

top view shot of a coca cola bottle pouring on glass

Cola has a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness with notes of vanilla, citrus, and herbal quality, which mixes great with Triple Sec. 

Long Island Tea

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz Cola
  • 0.50 oz Triple Sec
  • 0.50 oz vodka
  • 0.50 oz tequila
  • 0.50 oz white rum
  • 0.50 oz gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • Lemon wedge and fresh mint (garnish)

Instructions: 

Get a highball glass with clear ice and combine all the ingredients. Top it off with fresh mint and lemon wedge before serving. 

Serving: 1 

5. Prosecco

Pouring Bottle of Prosecco on a glass

Prosecco has a prominent fruity character and is known for its off-dry level sweetness. 

Best Mimosa (With Prosecco)

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Prosecco
  • 2 oz Orange juice
  • 1 tsp Triple Sec
  • Orange Wedge (garnish)

Instructions: 

Fill about ⅔ of the champagne flute with Prosecco and then top it off with orange juice and Triple Sec. Add an orange wedge as garnish.

Serving: 1

4. Cognac

glass of cognac with ice

The aging process imparts flavors and character to Cognac [2]. This well-aged spirit reveals citrus and candied fruit flavor accompanied by spices. 

Between The Sheets

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Cognac
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz White Rum
  • 0.75 oz Lemon juice
  • Lemon Peel (garnish) 

Instructions: 

Get a handful of ice and put it in a cocktail shaker with all the ingredients. Shake it well and strain it into a glass. Top it off with lemon peel. 

Serving: 1

3. Gin

Gin Bottles

Gin features an herbal flavor with spices and citrus notes. When combined with Triple Sec, you can make a wonderful and refreshing cocktail drink. 

Pegu Club

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 0.50 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 dash angostura bitters
  • Lime wedge (garnish)

Instructions: 

Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with a handful of ice. Shake well until chilled and strain in a glass. Add lime wedge on top. 

Serving: 1

2. Brandy

glass of brandy

Brandy has a subtly sweet and fruity taste; combining it with Triple Sec gives interesting flavors.

Red Sangria

Prep Time: 90 mins

Total Time: 90 mins

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Brandy
  • ¼ cup Triple Sec
  • 1 orange (sliced)
  • 1 green apple (sliced)
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 bottle of Red wine (chilled)
  • Sparkling water (optional)
  • 1 lemon (sliced)

Instructions: 

Chop all the fruits and add them to the bottom of a pitcher with sugar. After 20 minutes, add all the remaining ingredients, refrigerate from one to four hours, and then serve. 

Serving:

1. Pomegranate Juice

freshly squeezed pomegranate juice

Pomegranate juice is a musty, earthy, sour, sweet, and fruity mixer that blends greatly with Triple Sec. Combine it with vodka, and it can elevate your Martini. 

Pomegranate Martini

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 0.50 oz Triple Sec
  • 0.50 oz Lemon juice
  • 0.50 oz Simple syrup 

Instructions: 

Place the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake it until cold and strain in a martini glass. Add a lemon peel on top.

Serving: 1

FAQs 

Is Triple Sec alcohol or a mixer?

Triple Sec is both an alcohol and a mixer. It contains 20-40% alcohol and can be an excellent mixer.

What non-alcoholic drink goes with Triple Sec?

Pomegranate and lemon juice are some non-alcoholic drinks that go with Triple Sec. They are refreshing, tangy, and slightly sweet drinks that blend well with the French liqueur. 

Final Say 

There you have it, the best Triple Sec mixers you can use to craft a tasty tipple for the weekend. 

While it can be enjoyed on its own, mixing Triple Sec with pomegranate, lemon juice, and other distilled spirits makes various refreshing cocktails. 

References:

  1. https://www.britannica.com/topic/distilled-spirit 
  2. https://www.thespruceeats.com/effect-of-aging-on-liquor-759921 

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