Sunday 13 January 2013

Dita Von Teese: My Cointreau Evening Bag

My Cointreau Evening Bag: RRP £559.00

"A woman's handbag should always contain special accessories that make her happy... hidden moments of pleasure that live inside the pockets".

This is what Dita Von Teese had in mind when designing this limited edition evening bag for Cointreau.
White and orange, to tie in with the brand, and very classy-looking, this bag looks like an ordinary vintage handbag at first glance. However, cased inside are all the ingredients and tools you need to shake up your perfect Cointreau cocktail. It contains three jars, containing chilli, ginger and cinnamon to add a kick of spice to your drink and a mixing spoon and measuring cup for precision. There is also a pretty little powder compact containing a box of tea, as Dita Von Teese loves the blend of Cointreau and chilled tea served over ice. Of course, the set wouldn't be complete without a bottle of Cointreau and also a little book filled with all of Dita's favourite Cointreau recipes for you to try out.

The My Cointreau Evening Bag is definitely special, but also a little on the pricey side. It is available exclusively in store at Selfridges for £559. Are you lucky enough to get your hands on it?
I'll have to keep on dreaming, but I have few Cointreau cocktail recipes to share with you :)

Cointreau Hot Toddy
Ingredients (Serves 4)
2 tsp honey
5 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
100ml Cointreau
50ml lemon juice
1 orange zest
500ml hot water

Add the honey, one cinnamon stick and the cloves in to a pitcher. Pour the hot water over the ingredients and stir until the honey dissolves. Add the Cointreau, the lemon juice and the orange zest, and strain the cocktail in to glasses, garnishing with a lemon slice and a cinnamon stick.

50ml Cointreau
30ml cranberry Juice
20ml lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients in to a cocktail mixer filled with ice. Shake up vigorously and strain in to a cocktail glass. Add the zest of an orange to garnish.

Cointreau Red Stiletto
50ml Cointreau 
25ml lime juice
1 small piece of ginger root
1 large ripe passion fruit
5 raspberries

Put the ginger and slightly crushed raspberries in to a cocktail shaker. Pour the Cointreau, passion fruit flesh and lime juice on top and shake with ice. Double strain in to a glass and garnish with a piece of lime and a floating raspberry.

What is your favourite Cointreau cocktail?
*DISCLOSURE: I was sent a bottle of Cointreau for free in return for this blog post.


  1. I do love Cointreau, especially in a cocktail!
    My favourite would be the cointreupolitan, who doesn't like a pink cocktail!

    1. Cointreau is quite new to me and I haven't actually tried the Cointreaupolitan yet, I'll have to give it a go :) x

  2. This looks like something great to gift to someone!
    The Introverted Brunette

  3. That bag looks so nice, and the products:)

  4. I love Dita Von Tease. I need to give these cocktails a shot. Haha shot.

  5. Ditta is amazing with the very beautiful parasol from Parasolerie Heurtault

  6. Gorgeous bag! Xx


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