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Castries Peanut cream Liqueur YUM!

YAYME Mar 19, 2010 05:12 AM

I just bought a bottle of this seductive stuff and it rocks. I'm not a fan of cream liqueurs since most are whiskey based and I dislike whiskey. But this stuff is is really great like liquid creamy peanut brittle. I mixed it with Godiva chocolate liqueur and it's like a liquid peanut butter cup.I'm keeping it in my fridge which I hear is the thing to do with cream based liqueurs if you don't want them to spoil. I'm trying to wrack my Rum addled brains for recipes for cocktails. Any one have suggestions?

  1. JMF Mar 19, 2010 11:54 AM

    It actually has no milk/cream in it. the creaminess comes from the peanuts. The brand rep is a friend of mine and he says it's shelf stable, but it says to keep refrigerated on the bottle because of FDA regs.

    Here is a recipe created by Junior Merino called the Peanut Cracker
    http://drinkingtheworld.com/2009/02/26/the-peanut-cracker

    and one called Jr's Coquito
    http://www.theliquidchefinc.com/mailers/2009-12/

    and here are several on Dori Bryant's Polished Palate site.
    http://www.polishedpalate.com/events/cocktails/castries.html

    and on Blair's Trader Tiki site
    http://www.tradertiki.com/castries-and-the-half-harted-jezebel/

    And of course on the castries site
    http://www.castriescreme.com/

    4 Replies
    1. re: JMF
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      pb n foie Mar 21, 2010 02:00 PM

      are you sure there is no cream in this liqueur? Every site that explains it says that it contains cream.

      1. re: JMF
        EvergreenDan Mar 22, 2010 01:13 PM

        The (not very well designed) Castries site says it's rum, peanuts, cream, "brown spices", and vanilla.

        1. re: JMF
          JMF Mar 24, 2010 03:51 PM

          I just spoke to the brand manager and he says "most of the creaminess comes from the peanuts, no cream but there is a little bit of condensed milk to bind everything together."

          1. re: JMF
            EvergreenDan Mar 24, 2010 04:57 PM

            You might suggest that your friend reconcile the inconsistency between what he's saying and the website, which calls the ingredient, "high quality cream" in one place and merely "cream" in another. I don't see how they both can be right.

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