Archive of ‘Creme de cacao’ category

Liquid Coma, rum cocktail

This is a heads up for Rum Week, a collection of sugar-cane and molasses based spirits beginning Monday, July 7. We’ve brought together traditional and specially created cocktails to celebrate the oldest spirit in the New World. By the way, there are versions of Liquid Coma calling for so many Old World liqueurs the resulting […]


Bourbon Milk Punch, big easy cocktail

New Orleans is a city famous for milk punches. Almost every major saloon seems to have its own formula for taming bourbon with a dose of dairy and ice. This recipe is from “The Bartender’s Best Friend: Updated and revised,” by Mardee Haidin Regan. Bourbon Milk Punch 2 ounces bourbon 1/2 ounce dark creme de […]


Idyll, rum cocktail

This drink is also called “Joy to the World,” though we doubt it is a reference to the Christmas carol. Give it plenty of time with the ice, not to weaken the drink, but to get the three ingredients working together. An aged rum works well in this. We used Railean Reserve XO Rum from […]


Communicator, rum cocktail

What is it with the Italians and some of their liqueurs? Campari has a reddish color so bright it could be used as automobile stripe paint. And here’s Galliano, today’s modifier, with a brilliant yellow hue and a taste palate running from vanilla to anise, with more than 30 herbs and spices in between. Why […]


Fool Me, April cocktail

It’s April Fool’s Day, the annual occasion for the “I fooled you” game. Here’s a drink that might fit with today’s celebration. Ask your guests not to watch while you gather the bottles and glasses, or while you assemble the drinks. Then ask them to name the ingredients. Fool Me 1/2 ounce Galliano 1/2 ounce […]


Almond Joy, creamy cocktail

Almond flavored drinks are fairly common. They range from a few drops of almond syrup, to a full strength amaretto sour, and on to this creamy concoction with a creme de cacao note. While this works well in the after dinner category, its low alcohol content can make it an anytime cocktail. Almond Joy 1 […]


Chocolate Stinger, minty cocktail

The original Stinger is a mix of brandy and creme de menthe. It was a prohibition-era concoction designed to disguise poor quality “hooch” passed off as brandy. For this chocolate inspired version, use the white creme de menthe or the drink will have a muddied look. Chocolate Stinger 1 ounce dark creme de cacao 1 […]