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25 Tasty Triple Sec Cocktails: Orange You Glad You Tried It?

Quick Answer: What Are The Best Triple Sec Cocktails?

The best Triple Sec Cocktail Drinks include the Gin, Triple Sec, Cucumber And Mint Cocktail, Kamikaze, Classic Lemon Drop Martini, Cosmopolitan, White Lady Cocktail, Fresh Raspberry Orange Margarita, Rum Swizzle, Hawaiian Margarita Cocktail, Bohemian Passion, Between The Sheets, Mai Tai, Dirty Shirley Temple, Cactus Cooler Tequila Cocktail, Vodka Limeade Punch, The Venus, Orange Martini, Red Sangria With Triple Sec & Red Fruits, Creamsicle Margaritas, The Lady Of Winterfell, The Prison Bitch, Long Island Iced Tea, Golden Dream Cocktail, Pear Cosmopolitan, Hippie Juice and Peach Margarita Shots.

When it comes time to decide on a drink, opting for a cocktail with the classic triple sec is always a great go-to.

For anyone who’s unfamiliar with the alcohol, triple sec is a French liqueur made from dried orange peels

Although triple sec can be consumed alone, it also makes a lovely mixer in a cocktail. Add a bit of this orange-flavored liquid to any drink and watch it become a delicious cup of citrus heaven. 

Whether you prefer a more classic cocktail such as The Cosmopolitan or Mojito or are ready to try something new, this list of the best 25 triple sec cocktails has something for everyone. 

Get your shakers ready because these blends are ones you’re not going to want to miss!

Best Triple Sec Cocktails: Quick Table

RecipeCaloriesPreparation Time 
Gin, Triple Sec, Cucumber And Mint Cocktail429 (per serving)10 min 
Kamikazen/a5 min 
Classic Lemon Drop Martinin/a5 min 
Cosmopolitan n/a5 min 
White Lady Cocktail n/a3 min 
Fresh Raspberry Orange Margarita200 (per serving)10 min 
Rum Swizzlen/a5 min 
Hawaiian Margarita Cocktail262 (per serving)5 min
Bohemian Passionn/a5 min 
Between The Sheetsn/a5 min 
Mai Tai256 (per serving)5 min 
Dirty Shirley Temple303 (per serving)2 min 
Cactus Cooler Tequila Cocktail197 (per serving)5 min
Vodka Limeade Punch n/a10 min 
The Venusn/a5 min 
Orange Martinin/a5 min 
Red Sangria With Triple Sec & Red Fruitsn/a10 min
Creamsicle Margaritas n/a5 min
The Lady Of Winterfelln/a2 min
The Prison Bitchn/a5 min 
Long Island Iced Tea 148 (per serving)5 min 
Golden Dream Cocktailn/a5 min
Pear Cosmopolitann/a5 min
Hippie Juice 251 (per serving)5 min
Peach Margarita Shots n/a5 min

1. Gin, Triple Sec, Cucumber And Mint Cocktail 

If you love Gin And Tonic, then this triple sec variation is a must. 

The classic sparkling cocktail is great, but once you add in these irresistibly fresh notes of citrus, you’ll never want to go back to the original- especially when it only takes 10 minutes to prepare. 

Calories Per Serving: 429

Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes 

2. Kamikaze Drink 

Do you like your drinks a little sweet and a little sour

With this delightful blend of lime juice, vodka and triple sec, you’ll have all of the tart and sugary flavors you could want, all in under 5 minutes! 

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

3. Classic Lemon Drop Martini

For a cocktail that utilizes maximum citrus flavor, this Lemon Drop Martini is perfect. 

Like a Lemon Drop Shot, this variation uses 4 ingredients: vodka, triple sec, lemon juice and a homemade simple syrup. It’s fruity, refreshing and when served in a sugar-rimmed martini glass, also super lavish!

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

4. Cosmopolitan 

For a slightly elevated version of the Kamikaze, add even more fruity flavor to the mix, such as the cranberry juice in this deliciously smooth Cosmopolitan

Cosmos are pretty, pink and truly fabulous looking. There’s a reason it was the drink of choice in Sex And The City. 

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

5. White Lady Cocktail 

White Ladies are similar to Sidecars but instead of using brandy, they use gin.

Gin pairs beautifully with triple sec and lemon juice and will provide your drink with an even fruitier flavor.  

Serve in an elegant glass with a lime wedge for the full experience. 

Total Preparation Time: 3 minutes 

6. Fresh Raspberry Orange Margarita 

For the perfect cocktail to sip outside on those warm summer days, you can never go wrong with a Margarita. 

Whether you’re throwing a neighborhood bbq or are simply lounging by the pool, this refreshing blend of raspberry, orange, triple sec and tequila will bring any occasion a fun and fruity flare.

Calories Per Serving: 200

Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes 

7. Rum Swizzle

Add notes of sweet molasses to your triple sec drink with this delicious, fruity Rum Swizzle

Rum Swizzles are extra boozy and, with a splash of lemon juice and ginger beer, a little tart and spicy too. 

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

8. Hawaiian Margarita Cocktail 

Put a tropical spin on the traditional Margarita with this Hawaiian-inspired cocktail. 

Coconut water and pineapple juice are the key ingredients in this recipe and will have you drifting off to sandy beach bliss in no time. 

Calories Per Serving: 262

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

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9. Bohemian Passion

With a name like that, who wouldn’t want to try this drink? 

Like the previous cocktail, this dreamy blend incorporates all of your favorite island flavors but adds a fun red wine for extra fruity flavor. 

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

 10. Between The Sheets 

For another variation on the Sidecar Cocktail, spice up your night with a little extra booze. 

The Between The Sheets features all of the Sidecar fan favs, including cognac, orange liqueur and lemon juice but adds in a little rum for an even smoother sip. 

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

11. Mai Tai

The Mai Tai is a triple sec classic, perfect for moments when you’d rather be on holiday. 

To achieve this deliciously fruity drink, simply mix together coconut and spiced rum, triple sec, pineapple juice, orgeat syrup and for that splash of red, a little grenadine as well. 

This would be the perfect addition to your Luau party cocktail menu!

Calories Per Serving: 256

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

12. Dirty Shirley Temple 

If you’ve been feeling nostalgic as of late, a great way to honor your childhood is with an iconic Shirley Temple- the adult-friendly version, of course. 

Dirty Shirley Temples use the same soda-grenadine duo, but throw in vodka and triple sec as well to ensure an extra relaxing experience. 

Calories Per Serving: 303

Total Preparation Time: 2 minutes 

13. Cactus Cooler Tequila Cocktail 

Start planning for your next fiesta because this tequila cocktail is so good, serve one of these to your guests and you’ll be the hit of the party. 

With 4 different kinds of fruit juice, triple sec, lemon-lime soda and tequila, these Cactus Coolers are bursting with sweet citrus flavors. 

Calories Per Serving: 197

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

14. Vodka Limeade Punch 

Limeade concentrate provides any drink with a deliciously tangy lemon-lime aroma. Pair it with vodka, triple sec and soda and you’ll have yourself a jug full of what we like to call “happy punch,” perfect for sharing with friends. 

Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes 

15. The Venus

The Goddess Of Venus wasn’t joking around when she inspired this drink because all you have to do is take one sip and you will immediately fall in love!

Raspberries are the stars of the show in this cocktail and provide the drink with its stunning, vibrant red hue, perfect for a divine creation such as this.  

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

16. Orange Martini Recipe 

Fill your cup with maximum orange flavor with this tasty Martini recipe

The key to making this drink extra special is all in the orange juice. For an ultra refreshing cocktail, combine your triple sec and vodka with freshly squeezed orange juice. 

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

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 17. Red Sangria With Triple Sec & Red Fruits 

Summer isn’t complete without a cold, refreshing glass (or, if you love it as much as we do, a pitcher) of delicious Sangria

For a variation that will have you immediately coming back for seconds, add in a little orange liqueur. This will compliment the wine and red fruits beautifully and up the fruit factor even more. 

Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes 

18. Creamsicle Margaritas 

If we were to come up with a drink that incorporates all of our childhood and adult dreams into one cup of orange, creamy goodness, it would be this cocktail. 

Creamsicles never disappoint and neither does this Margarita. 

Just trust us when we say, this drink is a must-try. 

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

 19. The Lady Of Winterfell 

Are you a die-hard Game Of Thrones fan?

This cocktail is inspired by Sansa Stark’s pink king’s landing dress and is as delicious as it is aesthetic. 

With hints of orange, grapefruit, basil and gin, this drink will satisfy your citrus cravings in a delightful herbal blend that even the actress herself would approve of. 

Total Preparation Time: 2 minutes 

20. The Prison Bitch 

Drinking is always more fun when a theme is involved and this cocktail is all about the prison series, “Orange Is The New Black.

The star ingredient in this recipe is Amaretto, an almond flavor liqueur that provides a lovely nutty finish to an already captivating beverage (hehe).

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

21. Long Island Iced Tea 

Before you see the five different types of alcohol in this drink and think, “yeah, no thanks,” we want to emphasize that yes, this cocktail is boozy, but it works.

Despite it being highly potent, the triple sec, lemon juice and cola added to the mix really help to create uniformity amongst all of the ingredients and balance out the alcohol

And in case you’re wondering, no, there’s no iced tea in Long Island Iced Tea

Calories Per Serving: 148

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

 22. Golden Dream Cocktail

Take one sip of this creamy Golden Dream Cocktail and watch yourself fall into an orange oasis. 

Triple sec and orange juice are always a classic duo but the really special component in this drink is the Galliano liqueur. 

Galliano contains hints of vanilla and citrus and will make any beverage a “Golden” paradise.

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

23. Pear Cosmopolitan 

Although often overlooked, pears make a wonderful addition to any fruit-based cocktail. 

This recipe compliments pear vodka with triple sec, lime and cranberry juice. 

The Pear Cosmopolitan is tasty, super classy, and only takes 5 short minutes to make. 

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

24. Hippie Juice 

The hippies of the ‘60s and ‘70s were often, shall we say, “out of this world,” and with 4 different types of alcohol, this cocktail will definitely give you a similar experience. 

Watermelon vodka, triple sec, coconut rum and peach schnapps are mixed with water and pink lemonade and topped with fresh strawberries to make the perfect smooth, fruity (and strong!) summer drink. 

Calories Per Serving: 251

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

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25. Peach Margarita Shots 

When you’re looking for a taste of orange liqueur but in a smaller, more fun size, these Peach Margarita Shots are perfect. 

Made with tequila, triple sec, lime juice and all the peach flavor you could want, these tiny cups of joy are perfect for when you really want to get the party started. 

And let’s not forget about the chamoy, tajin and peach ring garnish. Sweet and spicy? Mm-mmm. 

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Triple Sec?

Triple Sec Cocktail Drinks is a French liqueur made from the peels of oranges. It’s super citrusy in flavor and typically contains an alcohol level of between 20 and 40%.

What Is Triple Sec Used For?

Triple Sec Cocktail Drinks can be consumed by itself, however, it is most often used as citrus-flavoring in cocktails. 

Are Triple Sec And Cointreau The Same?

Although triple sec and Cointreau are both orange liqueurs, they do differ slightly. Triple sec, for example, is often more sweet and syrupy than Cointreau. Cointreau is also often described as having an additional bitter aroma and tends to be smoother and more expensive than triple sec. 

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