Cointreau is produced by Rémy Cointreau, a Paris-based company that was founded in 1990 as a result of a merger. The liqueur itself, however, dates back to 1885 when the Cointreau family perfected its signature beverage in Angers, France. Over time, this orange liqueur has become so iconic that, like the greatest pop stars, it only needs one name to identify it. Cointreau is made with a mixture of bitter and sweet orange peels as well as sugar beet alcohol, which has a neutral flavor.