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TUACA Vanilla-Citrus Liqueur.


First produced in Livorno, Italy, but now produced in Louisville, Kentucky. The original plant closed March 31, 2010

Its ingredients include brandy, a bit of orange, and vanilla, the strongest flavor. It is bottled at 70 proof/35% ABV (Alcohol by volume).
The recipe may date back to the Renaissance. It may have been created for Lorenzo the Magnificent, then rediscovered by Gaetano Tuoni and Giorgio Canepa in 1938.

The original product was made with milk, brandy and vanilla as a brandy milk. After milk was decided not to be an ingredient, they called it Tuoca.

In the 1960's a owner of a chain of liquor stores in San Francisco, Ca started selling this liquor in the United States. Then later on the name was changed to Tuaca.


Buttuaca: 1/2 Butterscotch Schnapps, 1/2 Tuaca - Shot.

Mediterranean Manhattan: 2 oz. Bourbon, 1 oz. Tuaca, 0.5 oz. Simple Syrup, squeezed lemon wedge.
Mix over ice, shake and strain; serve up or on the rocks.

Renaissance Margarita: 2 oz. Tequila, 1 oz. Tuaca, 1 oz. Amaretto, squeezed lime wedge
Mix over ice, shake and strain; serve on the rocks.

Shano: 1 oz. Tuaca, 0.5 oz. Creme de Banana, splash of pineapple juice - Mix over Ice.

Tuaca Bomb: 1.5 oz. Tuaca and Red Bull.

Tuaca Lemon Drop: 1.5 oz. Tuaca, 0.5 oz. Triple Sec, 1 oz. Sour mix, squeezed lemon wedge
Mix over ice, shake and strain into a sugar-rimmed glass with ice.

Tuaca Pineapple: 1.5 oz. Tuaca, pineapple juice
Build on ice, pour into a highball glass over ice; fill glass with pineapple juice after liquor is poured.

Tuacreamsicle: 2 oz. Tuaca, 1 oz. orange juice, splash of soda water - Mix over ice, shake and serve.

Tuawesomeness: 1.5 oz. Tuaca, splash of Sprite - Shot.

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