Liquor for Tuaca lover
November 20, 2016 4:37 PM   Subscribe

I have an aunt that loves Tuaca. I'd like to get her a present that is a bottle of liquor she'll love that she may not be familiar with. She'll drink just about anything, but her preferred cocktail is straight up Tuaca on the rocks. Anyone know of anything interesting or obscure that might be awesome?
posted by Jacob G to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
She might like feni (also spelled fenny)
posted by crush-onastick at 4:54 PM on November 20, 2016

posted by _Mona_ at 4:59 PM on November 20, 2016

Licor 43? Perhaps a bit too sweet to serve on the rocks without cutting it a little, but in the same domain.

Averna is one of the sweeter variants of Italian amaro, and it's got a lot of orange and caramel as well as herby-spiciness.
posted by holgate at 5:06 PM on November 20, 2016 [1 favorite]

Seconding 43 - I think of the two of them as much alike but distinct enough to stock both.

Maybe one of the Chartreuses if you want something substantially different while still being spicey, though those can be very hit or miss depending on the person's taste.
posted by Candleman at 5:23 PM on November 20, 2016

Galliano and Licor 42 are in the same ballpark. Similar but different. I would not recommend an amaro or Chartreuse.
posted by slkinsey at 5:42 PM on November 20, 2016

If she likes Tuaca straight, maybe she'd like the "little beer" shot that's made up of Licor 43 in a skinny shot glass with a topping of heavy cream? It's sweet but really delicious.
posted by Fuego at 6:05 PM on November 20, 2016

Gran Gala is very similar. It'll also hit the orange and brandy notes that Tuaca does.

It doesn't have vanilla in it, but it has a much clearer orange flavor than Tuaca.
posted by yellowcandy at 7:42 PM on November 20, 2016

Luxardo Angioletto? Maybe a Crema di Limoncello?
posted by kickingtheground at 9:32 PM on November 20, 2016

How about Amaretto? It's all about the almond flavor, rather than citrus/vanilla, but it might be a similar type of experience. You can drink it on the rocks, or make an Amaretto Sour. For extra adventure, add a bit of egg white to the sour.
posted by reeddavid at 10:19 PM on November 20, 2016

I like your aunt. I don't know where you are but if you are where Watershed distributes, you might take a look at Watershed Nocino. It is delicious and elegant.
posted by mmascolino at 1:32 PM on November 21, 2016

Thanks for the wonderful suggestions everyone! I'm going to go with the Nocino... While I can't find Watershed here, I did find a local distillery that does a slightly tweaked Nocino from locally harvested black walnuts (Wood Hat's Black Walnut Liqueur) ... And, if it's no good, she can make a cake with it. ;-)
posted by Jacob G at 5:58 AM on November 22, 2016

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