Episode 9 features Tuaca Originale Italiano liqueur. This sweet, brandy based liqueur flavored with citrus and vanilla is said to date all the way back to the 15th century. It's 35% alcohol by volume, 70 proof. Uses Italian brandy, but made in Canada by Sazerac.
Enjoy this episode with some chilled Tuaca!
Tuaca's official website: https://www.tuaca.com/
Brief Historical Timeline:
- 15th Century - Liqueur created to honor Lorenzo de Medici, ruler of Florence, Italy
- 1938 - Recipe rediscovered and recreated by Gaetano Tuoni and Giorgio Canepa in Livorno, Italy
- 2004 - Brand purchased by Brown-Forman
- 2010 - Distillery in Livorno, Italy closed permanently
- 2016 - Brand acquired by Sazerac
Tuaca is best served chilled, just straight or on the rocks, but it works well in several cocktails.
Hot Apple Pie:
- 2 oz. Tuaca
- 6 oz. warm apple cider
- Whipped cream to garnish
- Cinnamon (stick or ground) to garnish
Mix in a mug and enjoy!
Additional cocktail recipes can be found on Tuaca's website.
Article on the closing of the Livorno distillery: Goodbye Tuaca
Washington Post Article: Tuaca - You Heard It Here First
The Spruce Eats: Tuaca
The Spirits Business: Sazerac gives Tuaca new recipe and design
Official show website is: www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com