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Best Creme de Cacao

Dapuma Apr 5, 2012 01:48 PM

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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    ZacharyK RE: Dapuma Apr 5, 2012 03:28 PM


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



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    1. re: ZacharyK
      EvergreenDan RE: ZacharyK Apr 5, 2012 04:01 PM

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

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        sku RE: EvergreenDan Apr 5, 2012 04:42 PM

        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
          Dapuma RE: sku Apr 5, 2012 05:29 PM

          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
            ncyankee101 RE: Dapuma Apr 8, 2012 11:51 PM

            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
              Dapuma RE: ncyankee101 Apr 10, 2012 01:27 PM

              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
                ncyankee101 RE: Dapuma Apr 10, 2012 01:35 PM

                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
                  emily RE: Dapuma Apr 14, 2012 11:07 AM

                  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
            emily RE: EvergreenDan Apr 8, 2012 11:06 AM

            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.

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              tinnywatty RE: emily Apr 8, 2012 08:52 PM


            2. re: EvergreenDan
              StriperGuy RE: EvergreenDan Apr 9, 2012 07:04 AM


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

          3. davis_sq_pro RE: Dapuma Apr 9, 2012 07:51 AM

            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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              nickls RE: davis_sq_pro Apr 10, 2012 01:55 PM

              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.

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