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Apr 5, 2012 01:48 PM

Best Creme de Cacao

Wanted to make up some tortuga's but i need to pick up some creme de cacao

Is there any that come in a half bottle ?

Also is Marie Brizzard going to be the best or is there another i should consider?

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  1. Dapuma,

    Yeah, MB White and (from the raves I hear about the stuff) Tempus Fugit's new CdC.



    10 Replies
    1. re: ZacharyK

      Having finally special-ordered a bottle of Marie Brizard CdC, "best CdC" is sorta like best stinging insect.

      1. re: EvergreenDan

        Hilarious reply Dan. That was my fear when I was thinking about getting the new Tempus Fugit. I asked the proprietor, "tell me it doesn't taste like Tootsie Rolls." He said, "well, it doesn't taste as much like Tootsie Rolls."

        1. re: sku

          a Tortuga is a tiki drink that tastes like drinking a tootsie roll - made with 151 rum (i will be using LH 151)

          I like it but i can see how someone else might not care for it

          The recipe calls for dark, tempus fugit's website looks cool at a bare minimum

          1. re: Dapuma

            The recipe I see just calls for a dash of CdC, so I don't see where the brand would make a big difference - what recipe are you using?


            I quite like Trader Vic's Chocolate liqueur, I would imagine it could be subbed into any recipe calling for CdC.

            1. re: ncyankee101

              it isnt that reciepe but i think its only like a 1/4oz or something like that

              the chocolate extract idea is interesting

              not sure if i have ever seen the TV Chocolate liqeur i did see godiva but it was expensive and i would imagine it being sweet...never tried it

              1. re: Dapuma

                I paid around $18 for the TV chocolate, it has a nice chocolate flavor sweet but not artificial like the CdC's I have had (the cheap ones).

                1. re: Dapuma

                  I don't own it, but my local shop (K&L) highly recommended the Godiva. They seemed kind of embarrassed about doing so....

          2. re: EvergreenDan

            I finally special ordered the MR from Hi-Times to replace my DeKuyper, and, honestly, I'm not sure it's clearly better. I'll probably try the Tempus Fugit version when it's back in stock.

            1. re: EvergreenDan


              Shake me up a grasshopper... not strictly a stinging insect, but... blech.

          3. How about using a dash of something like Nielsen-Massey Chocolate Extract, plus some simple syrup? Better than a stinging insect?

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            1. re: davis_sq_pro

              There is also Taza Chocolate Mexicano Extract which apparently was formulated to be used in cocktails.

              Another option is Meletti Cioccolato, which tastes much more like actual chocolate than MB cacao. Kind of like chocolate and cream, or a really rich chocolate milk.

              Not sure how either of these would work as direct replacements in recipes for traditional CdC.