Controy - Mexican Orange Liqueur
- jberryl Apr 26, 2007 06:56 AM
Cointreau is a French Orange Liqueur that costs $30 - 35 a bottle here in the States. Controy is a Mexican Orange Liqueur that costs about $11 in Mexico. Both are perfect for Margs because they have the right viscosity for the drink. What I want to know is, can Controy be purchased in the US and if so, where?
I've never seen Controy, but after years of using Cointreau in my Margaritas, I have switched to Marie Brizzard Triple Sec, which is only about $20 (still 3 or 4x most crappy, overly sugary Triple Secs), and has a flavor I actually prefer to Cointreau for that cocktail.
Cointreau is the "original" Triple Sec liquer, but -- as MC Slim JB has noted -- there are better ones, such as the Marie Brizzard version.
I've never been a big fan of Controy (clearly named and packaged to "rip-off" Cointreau), and I haven't seen it in the U.S. since the 1960s.
Patron has a version called Citronge that sells for about $14 at Trader Joe's... its pretty decent.
A friend brought some Controy back from Mexico a couple of years ago. Yes, it was excellent. Is it possible to buy Controy in the US ?
I have a bottle of Controy in my liqueur cabinet that's been there a few years. No idea where it came from. But living in LA I bet you can get it at Mexican markets.