Original Tuaca Drinks

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Upcoming TDN – Beefeater

Gin returns as our first repeat theme for Thursday Drink Night, and it’s no surprise. Last time, the drinks were intriguing, wildly varied, and more than a bit tasty. For this week we’ll be mixing with Beefeater gin, a staple in more than a few liquor cabinets, and a solid one at that.

As voted on by the participants, the best cocktail of the evening will win a case of Fever Tree Tonic provided by KegWorks. Bring a new recipe with you or just try some of the ones we create live; the fun begins at 7pm EST.

Enter the chat room!

(If you have missed out on the fun so far, check out what Thursday Drink Night is all about.)

TDN Tuaca Wrap-Up

The Tuaca TDN easily ranks in the top 3 for best Thursday Drink Nights. The drinks were top notch, the chatroom saw a host of bartenders, mixologists, booze nerds, authors, and you name it. And to top it off, we were joined by Tim Laird, Brown-Forman’s Chief Cocktail Officer, who answered a healthy dose of questions about Tuaca while mixing cocktails alongside us. It was hard for us to pick the top five recipes this week, let alone a winner. But in what was an epic first go at submitting a recipe for TDN, Camper English, San Francisco cocktail writer, emerged the victor.

Winning Cocktail



  • 1 1/2oz pisco
  • 1 1/2oz Tuaca
  • 1 1/2oz orange juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 dash orange liqueur (Cointreau)

Shake like a hip granny with crushed ice and strain into a sassy glass.

Camper from Alcademics

Featured Cocktails

The Mixoloseum Twitter page has a full list Tuaca creations from the evening, but here are a few highlights:

Fairly Old Sailor

  • 1oz Laird’s bonded applejack
  • 1oz Mount Gay Eclipse
  • 1oz Tuaca
  • 1/2oz passion fruit syrup
  • 1/2oz cinnamon syrup
  • 1/2oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake as if you’re aboard pirate ship during an ice storm and slam your brew into a sea-faring mug.

John from The Bastard’s Booze Blog


The Jiggle

Shake and strain in Orwellian fashion. It’s advisable to mix several of these, as your compatriots will surely want to partake. Garnish with chocolate bitters, grated cinnamon, or nutmeg.

SeanMike from Scofflaw’s Den


  • 2oz genever gin
  • 1oz Tuaca
  • 1/2t maraschino liqueur
  • 1/2t absinthe
  • 1/2oz lemon juice
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Pour all ingredients into the bell of a chilled trumpet. Spin around and drain out the spit valve or mouthpiece. Your choice.

Matt from

Livorno Kir

Livorno Kir

  • 2 1/2oz Lillet blanc
  • 1oz Tuaca
  • 2 dashes Regan’s orange bitters
  • 2 dashes peach bitters
  • lemon peel, for garnish

Stir with cracked ice and strain into a hollowed-out rubix cube. Flame the lemon zest like a crazy pyro over the top.

Chris from An Exercise in Hospitality

Vespa Jockey

  • 1 1/2oz Gin
  • 1 1/2oz Tuaca
  • 1/4t Campari
  • lemon peel, for garnish

Build over ice in a hand-drawn rocks glass. Stir with the flip of the wrist and spritz the oil from the lemon peel.

Craig from Dr. Bamboo

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  1. TiareNo Gravatar says:

    Oooh…what a host of lovely cocktails!

    I`m sorry i wasn`t able to attend this TDN or submit any recipe but i will definetily enjoy mány of these drinks but i will have to sub Tuaca with something else and would like to get some suggestions. The only thing i come to think about is Licor43.

    Beautiful pictures!


  2. Rob BurnsNo Gravatar says:

    Beautiful pictures!! Where do you find time to do it all. How can you make these and then keep the pictures in focus? Been busy playing with JR on the site I listed(
    I doubt anyone here plays there. : ) I’m just having fun and wanted to say hi. Please email me. R

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