By: Tia Maria
There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than with a glass of the classic Tia Maria coffee liqueur. Featuring the perfect blend of roasted coffee beans, and vanilla, there’s no shortage to the cocktail varieties that this coffee liqueur can enhance. From the immensely popular espresso martini, to the creamy White Russian, and beyond, Tia Maria provides a lot of variety and value.
When a beautiful young Spanish aristocrat fled the turmoil colonial war brought to the island of Jamaica in the mid-17th century, her maid saved an ancient manuscript with the recipe for a mysterious liqueur. The recipe was named after the courageous woman, and thus Tia Maria was born.
The recipe lay dormant for many years before being rediscovered in the 1940s by Dr. Kenneth Leigh Evans, who began to produce and market it, and has since has been a favourite for coffee liqueurs lovers the world over and it was even used in the very first Espresso Martini recipe over forty years ago.
If you’re tired of the same old Baileys or Kahlúa taking up space on your bar shelf, and you want to an indelibly smooth, and irresistibly refined coffee liqueur, then try the complex aromas and flavours of Tia Maria and step up your coffee liqueur game.
Available at LCBO | $26
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