Holland, Liqueur, 24% ABV
Bols Cacao Brown is a dark liqueur packed with the rich flavour of bitter, dark chocolate and hints of orange and vanilla. Because the cacao (chocolate) flavour comes from the percolation of cacao beans, Bols Crème de Cacao Brown tastes more like dark chocolate than the distilled-not-percolated Bols Crème de Cacao White, which tastes more like milk chocolate. Crème de Cacao liqueur has been around for a very long time, and Bols has always been the predominant brand, featuring in both the original Alexander and the wildly popular variant, the Brandy Alexander. In the 80s, Bols Crème de Cacao was used principally in creamy and ice cream drinks, but lately it has proved supremely adaptable to various after-dinner cocktails like the Mulata Daiquiri and After Eight cocktail.