Tuaca is a striking blend of vanilla, distilled essences of Mediterranean citrus fruits and rich brandies. The original Tuaca recipe was created more than 500 years ago, during the Italian Renaissance. Lorenzo de Medici, or Lorenzo the Magnificent as he was known, ruled Florence, Italy during this time. He assumed this responsibility from his father at the age of 20 and unlike many of his contemporaries, who favored war and bloodshed, Lorenzo respected the arts. He became a generous benefactor to the great artists of the period including Michelangelo, da Vinci and Botticelli. Knowing Lorenzo’s appreciation for subtle brushstrokes and elegant composition in his art, an exquisite amber liqueur was blended as the perfect symbol of his patronage. The recipe was later rediscovered by brothers-in-law, Gaetano Tuoni and Giorgio Canepa, and became known as TUACA.
Wine EnthusiastIn May 2017, this liqueur was relaunched with an Italian brandy base. Look for an amber-orange hue and warm brown-sugar aroma. The flavor profile is sweet and spiced, reminiscent of clove-studded orange. Mix with brown spirits.