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