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Sydney Social 101 was invited to attained the launch of the brand new Cointreau Noir, the party was hosted at Café del Mar which is always a delight and a current personal favourite when it comes to Sydney bars.

The bar was effortlessly transformed into a luxurious and elegant oasis within the Sydney CBD.

With the kitchen delivering culinary delights throughout the evening, with the canapes very well received, in particular the wild mushroom risotto.

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It was great to see one of the Cointreau dynasty at the party for the unveiling of the new drink, followed by a cocktail demonstration.

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All in all it was a great night had by the numerous attendees and I would definitely recommend the delicious new drink with an infusion of Cointreau and Cognac, best served straight

La Maison Cointreau, founded in 1849 and known for Cointreau, the iconic square-bottled orange liqueur, has launched a new variant Cointreau Noir.

Bernadette Langlais, the Cointreau’s master distiller, got inspired by “Majestic”, a premium blend of Cointreau orange liqueur and cognac crafted by Edouard Cointreau in the early 1900s. She then decided to give a rebirth to Majestic, adding her own personal touch to enrich the product experience and create “Cointreau Noir”.

Cointreau Noir is the ultimate blend of Cointreau orange liquor and Fine Champagne Cognac: it is an irresistible marriage of Cointreau’s perfect balance of sweet and bitter orange peels and world’s finest cognac, Rémy Martin. Bernadette Langlais enriched the original recipe by adding macerations of nuts and almonds, bringing even more sophisticated aromas and complexity. A touch of spice, rounded with notes of vanilla, honey and nuts allows for a mellow and deliciously smooth drink with a clean finish.

The perfect balance between a liqueur and a cognac, the spirit appeals to dark spirit connoisseurs and cocktail lovers alike. The symphony of zesty orange liqueur and smooth mellow cognac can be enjoyed neat or in simple long drinks like with cloudy apple and soda. Brand Manager Amanda Scarlett said: “We are proud to launch this magnificent spirit. The blend of Cointreau and Rémy Martin Cognac adds a unique depth and flavour, which can only be created when combined in this exclusive creation by Cointreau’s Master Distiller Bernadette Langlais.”

In the words of Bernadette Langlais: “We have spent the last few years endeavouring to hone the final product and reach the perfection we set out to achieve”.

Cointreau Noir will be available at fine establishments across Australia from 1st April 2014 and retails at RRP $64.99.

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