Wednesday, 23rd March 2016

You might already noticed that I love cocktails! But there is no need to go in a bar for that purpose. You can easily end a day at home with a homemade cocktail without any magic involved. But with time and experience and curiosity you need more ingredients. Creme de cacao is one of those ingredients, which aren’t easy to come by and than it’s an obscure mixture of alcohol, sugar, colouring agents and artifical flavours. Not quite exactly what I imagine as good food. That means again: we make it ourselves!

Creme de cacao isn’t a creamy liquor, but a clear cocoa liquor, which appears in dark and clear (without any colour). The clear one is good for cocktails that should have a pale colour. But I don’t have the conditions at home to make a clear liquor of darf cocoa. But it’s ok for me that my cocktails will never be bright and pale with my homemade chocolate liquor.

It is possible to mix so many delicious cocktails with creme de cacao! I’m a sucker for creamy cocktails. The chocolate liquor is an easy one, since you only need cocoa nibs, clear neutral alcohol (I prefer korn), sugar and time!

Creme de Cacao - Klarer Schokoladenlikör

One year ago: lemon jelly

Two years ago: amaranth porridge with caramelized bananas and pecans

Three years ago: watercress soup

Four years ago: rolled focaccia with cheese, arugula and dried tomatoes

Five years ago: yeasted meringue coffee cake

Six years ago: chocolate macarons with raspberry filling

                        

2 Responses so far.

  1. Kirsten says:

    Ich liebe diesen Likör (mit einer ordentlichen Prise Chili aufgepeppt) und kaufe ihn bisher in meinem Spezialitätenladen. Leider ist er ganz schön preisintensiv.
    Meine Frage: sind die Kakao-Nibs dafür geröstet oder ungeröstet? Kann ich handelsübliche nehmen?

    • Coconut & Vanilla says:

      Hallo Kirsten,
      entschuldige die späte Antwort!
      Ich glaube meine sind ungeröstet (mir sind auch noch die unterschiedliche untergekommen) und ich weiß nicht so ganz was du mit handelsüblich meinst. Ich habe meine z.B. bei Pativersand bestellt, vielleicht hilft dir das weiter!
      Viele Grüße
      Lena

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