Alfred Cointreau In Night-Time Walks

Night-Time Walks

It was a pleasure to recently be invited to the Orphanage Cocktail Emporium in Bree Street for some delicious Cointreau Liqueur and a glimpse of Alfred Cointreau’s first-ever book, Night-Time Walks!

Alfred Cointreau is the sixth generation of the Cointreau family. Liquor may be in his blood, but he’s also a car fan, collector of all things vintage, and a world traveller. He decided to compile his adventures in a book called Night-Time Walks, a selection of his most memorable experiences and some of his favourite spots around the globe.

I was invited to his book launch event in the beautiful and cosy setting of the Orphanage Cocktail Emporium. We were treated to some Cointreau Liqueur on arrival. The citrus flavour made my tastebuds sing all sorts of happy songs! Alfred Cointreau then gave a speech and encouraged everyone to grab a copy of his book. And to have as many cocktails as we could! Ha ha ha!

Night-Time Walks book

Night-Time Walks is a lightweight, blue book, with information that is helpful for all sorts of travellers, especially if you’re into the bar and entertainment scene. Unfortunately we haven’t yet found this book available at major SA retailers, but we can ease the pain with some delicious Cointreau cocktails. You’ll get the best recipes here.


Written by Mary-Anne Gontsana

Article Date: December 2017


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