Episode 9

Published on:

5th Jun 2020

Episode 9: Tuaca Originale Italiano

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

Key Cocktail:

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

Wikipedia article on Tuaca

Wikipedia article on Sazerac

The Spruce Eats: Tuaca

The Spirits Business: Sazerac gives Tuaca new recipe and design

The story behind Brighton, England's love of Tuaca

Contact Information:

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About the Podcast

Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.