Creme de Cacao 1
 
This method uses liquid chocolate (see Notes) to make a rich, delicious liqueur. As with all other chocolate liqueurs the quality of the chocolate will determine it success.
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Recipe type: Liqueurs
Serves: 1 bottle
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cups water
  • 8 ounce un-sweetened liquid chocolate (see Notes)
  • 2 1/2 Cups vodka
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoons finishing formula
Instructions
  1. Make a simple syrup with sugar and water, allow to cool. Combine all ingredients including syrup in aging container. Do not at finishing formula yet. Age for a month and strain for clarity. Add finishing formula and bottle as desired.
  2. This is a chocolate Liqueur that is good by itself and even better mixed in your favorite drinks.
  3. The finishing formula is glycerin. It is a thickening agent and does nothing for the taste. It does, however, make a rich and aesthetically pleasing drink.
Notes
Liquid chocolate is essentially no more than melted chocolate to which some clarified butter and boiling water are added to thin the melted chocolate. Just 1 Tablespoon clarified unsalted butter and 1/3 Cup boiling water are added to 2 ounces of chocolate. For this recipe, use dark chocolate. Melt chocolate in a bowl set over boiling water. When melted, add the water and butter and blend while still over the boiling water. Use immediately to make this liqueur.
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