A couple of years ago, someone gave me Cacao Liqueur as a Christmas gift. It was so delicious that I wanted to learn to make it.
Fast forward to the present and I think I have the liqueur that I adoringly love! I’d been experimenting and, in fact, last Christmas, I made a batch and gave them away as gifts. The liqueur was made with cocoa powder and they were delicious (as the recipients attest) but it was not (yet) perfect for me.
I wanted a rich, dark, deep chocolate-y flavor and a thick, creamy texture.
This time I think I got it after a few experiments.
My secret? No cocoa, but bittersweet chocolate, thinned with milk!
(I re-used the nice decorative bottle of the Cacao Liqueur.)