I wanted the first liquor review to be something that wasn’t that necessarily popular. What’s the point of reviewing something that everybody already knows, right?
Tuaca is an Italian Liqueur that has a somewhat thick consistency and a smooth rich taste.
It starts of with a hint of vanilla and its smoothness continues getting slightly sweet. It’s truly remarkable how extraordinary the whole experience of drinking Tuaca is. That’s Why I Love It!!!
From when it first hits your lips till it’s in your belly it burst with lemony citrus flavors all wrapped up in vanilla. The thing that I like best about Tuaca is that there are so many ways to drink it.
Neat- Tuaca is a great liqueur to just enjoy neat in a brandy glass. I’m imagining a glass of it right now coming of the ski slope on a cold winter day. It warms your bones with its sweet vanilla-y bouquet.
UP- Chilling Tuaca can really make its flavors shine. It’s personally my favorite way to drink it. It can be enjoyed in a chilled martini glass and also goes great with a splash of Amaretto.
On The Rocks- See Above
Shots- Tuaca was originally introduced to me in a shot and it’s still one of my favorites. Although I’m a little older now, the shots happen less, and on the rocks with a lemon twist happens more, but none the less here are two great recipes.
#1 Dirty Tuaca- in this shot it has nothing to do with dirty as in olive juice. Not really sure how the name got started but that’s how I learned it.
In a shaker put 1 part Tuaca and 1/2 part Apple Pucker for however many shots you desire. Shake vigorously and pour into a shot glass. That’s it! Trust me it’s awesome. And by the way, I was in a bar once and asked if they knew what a Dirty Tuaca was. The bartender said he did so I ordered a round. Well, he made them like it sounds, with olive juice. We didn’t want to waste good alcohol so we drank them. Not a good idea.
#2 This shot is ridiculously similar to the last but calls for a 1/2 part of Grape Pucker. It’s called an Otter Pop. It is called that because it taste exactly like, remember those ice pops you’d get as a kid that came as a liquid in the plastic sleeve with a dozen or two in a box. They were really long and delicious. Well this taste just like the purple one of those.
I just introduced you to a little bit of my college days when there were lots of Dirty Tuaca’s and Otter Pops being poured. It really is a great liqueur that can be enjoyed a variety of ways. I’m glad I was introduced to it, even if it was as shots. I’ve stuck with it and really grew to enjoy a lot of different ways. I hope you all get a chance to enjoy any way possible and please send some recipes of your favorite way of enjoying Tuaca.