• Elements: Crème de Cacao

    7 days ago - By Imbibe Magazine

    It's said that upon first discovering chocolate, the Mayans declared it a gift from the gods. But for much of chocolate's history in cocktails, via the liqueur crème de cacao, the ingredient's influence has been something short of heavenly.
    Until recently, most bartenders only reached for this chocolate liqueur when making the stray Brandy Alexander or Grasshopper. But changes in the caliber of cacao-thanks largely to craft distillers and savvy importers-has brightened cacao's future.
    Crème de cacao has a venerable history in Europe and has long been available in both white and dark...
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