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Cointreau Noir - any opinions?

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I can get this on closeout for $38 vs the usual $60-70, I was wondering if is anything special?

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  1. I know basically nothing about cognac, but I scored a bottle of this for free and I like it. It's pretty sweet, so it's a nice replacement for other fruity liqueurs. I usually use it to make modified kirs - a little bit of Cointreau Noir topped off with white wine or champagne.

    I don't think it's versatile enough to pay $70 for, but at a steep discount it's a tasty thing to have around.

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    1. re: kathleen440

      Are you familiar with the taste of Grand Marnier? Because from the description that is pretty much what it sounds like.

      1. re: ncyankee101

        I haven't tried it on its own, but since Grand Marnier has a cognac base it's probably really similar.

    2. It's just Cointreau (orange liqueur / triple sec) with added cognac to tone down the orange and sweetness. Sort of like a Cointreau version of B&B (Benedictine & Brandy.) Don't think much of it and not worth the $38, let alone more.