Creme de Cacao Cocktails
Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:57 PM
Now that I've got it, I'm up for the challenge of finding some interesting drinks with it. This bottle is dark, so the aesthetics aren't going to lend themselves to, say, a 20th Century. But don't let that stop you: post your favorite CdC cocktails here whatever their hue. Here's my first.
Upon tasting the liqueur, something about the rich, inky stuff called out, perhaps perversely, "Branca Menta." After returning a few scotches to the shelf -- bad idea -- I found the richest bourbon I had on hand, tinkered with the sweetness and brought out the orange to boot with some Cointreau, and, well...
La Agrodolce Vita
2 oz Henry McKenna bourbon
1/2 oz Branca Menta
1/2 oz MB creme de cacao
1/4 oz Cointreau
Stir with cracked ice; strain into a coupe; orange twist.
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:14 PM
A few years back, when my son decided he wanted to do a bartender's course and prevailed upon Mummy and Daddy to get a few supplies in so he could practice (damn the child; he started a very expensive habit in us!), we invented a pair of cocktails we decided to call Cheech and Chong. There was some logic to this; the Cheech consisted of peach schnapps and creme de cacao (CHocolate/pEACH, geddit?) and ... something else (vodka, I think; it was OK, but not our best), but the Chong (CHocolate/OraNGe) is worth sharing. We used white creme de cacao, but I see no reason your brown stuff wouldn't taste as nice.
Half fill a shot glass with C de C. Layer on top a similar quantity of Grand Marnier. Take as much as you can manage into your mouth in one go and hold it there as long as you can stand it, then swallow. I dare you not to smile!
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:19 PM
The Mulata Daisy by Ago Perrone is also a truly sensational drink. I'd recommend this to anyone...
Edited by evo-lution, 18 March 2012 - 06:49 PM.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:36 AM
1 part gin
1 part creme de cacao
1 part dry vermouth
1 part lemon juice
1 dash maraschino liqueur
Shake all of the above with ice, strain, and serve up in a cocktail glass.
The result is not very chocolatey, but the cacao does give a nice bitterness in a way that most other sweet liqueurs do not.