Orange-Cognac Liqueur (Grand Marnier)
(Susan - slehmkuhl517)
Classic Liqueurs by Long & Kibbey
1/2 cup Splenda
2 cups cognac or French brandy
1/2 teaspoon glycerine (optional, for texture)
zest and Splenda in a small bowl. Mash together with the back
of a wooden spoon or pestle. Continue until sweetener is absorbed
into zest. Place in aging container. Add cognac.
cap and age in a cool, dark place 2 to 3 months. Shake monthly.
After initial aging, strain and filter. Stir with a wooden
spoon to combine. Cap and age 3 months more before serving.
oranges produce the authentic taste but any type of orange
peel/zest may be used with good results.