Paula's Texas Orange Liqueur
Paula's Texas Spirits // Texas, USA
Paula's Texas Orange Liqueur is made from a corn spirit which is infused with fresh fruit and pure cane sugar. it is finished with Texas Hill Country rainwater to bring it to 80 proof. It is gluten free and all natural. It was launched in 2005 and is named for brand owner and creator, Paula Angerstein, the first woman and only the second person to be licensed to distill spirits in the state of Texas.
Triple Sec/CuraçaoBoth triple sec and curaçao are orange flavored liqueurs. Triple sec is clear typically made with a neutral grain base. Curaçao is generally orange or blue and historically has a brandy base. Curaçao is often also flavored with additional spices, but does not have to originate in the isle. Generally the higher the ABV for both, the better the quality.
"Sweet orange notes on the nose, with both the peel and fruit coming through. The orange notes are more sunshiney and sweet on the palate. At 80 proof, the booze does come through. Sweet and rich, it delivers what it's meant to. All and all a good substitute for Cointreau, especially for the price. "