Combine oil, sugar, and eggs. Mix well. Add remaining ingredients. Blend. Pour into muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes.
Simmer orange juice with sugar until sugar is dissolved
Add Cognac or Brandy, zest and spices.
Place in a sterilized jar, seal tightly - store in a cool place - shaking occasionally for 1 month
Strain it through a fine sieve into a sterilized decorative bottle for another month before serving
(recipe courtesy Georgia Downard - Gourmet Magazine) .