crème de cacao

noun
crème de ca·​cao | \ ˈkrēm-də-ˈkō-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce crème de cacao (audio) ; ˌkrem-də-kə-ˈkau̇, -kə-ˈkā-(ˌ)ō \

Definition of crème de cacao

: a sweet brown or colorless liqueur flavored with cacao beans and vanilla

Examples of crème de cacao in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most familiar of these ingredients is classic French creme de cacao, once a key component of dessert and tiki-style cocktails and now a standard bottle in most bars. Popular Science, "How to melt, mix, and balance chocolate in cocktails," 4 Mar. 2021 The 1990s brought new varieties that even James Bond might have thought twice about, like the chocolate martini, made with creme de cacao, and the appletini, made with apple liqueur, cider or juice. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "The Martini’s Contribution to Civilization," 18 Dec. 2020 The bittersweet amaro Cynar 70 and sweet creme de cacao work well with blackstrap rum and are balanced by dry sherry. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, "How to concoct frighteningly good Halloween cocktails," 17 Oct. 2019 The bittersweet amaro Cynar 70 and sweet creme de cacao work well with blackstrap rum and are balanced by dry sherry. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, "How to concoct frighteningly good Halloween cocktails," 17 Oct. 2019 The bittersweet amaro Cynar 70 and sweet creme de cacao work well with blackstrap rum and are balanced by dry sherry. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, "How to concoct frighteningly good Halloween cocktails," 17 Oct. 2019 The bittersweet amaro Cynar 70 and sweet creme de cacao work well with blackstrap rum and are balanced by dry sherry. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, "How to concoct frighteningly good Halloween cocktails," 17 Oct. 2019 The bittersweet amaro Cynar 70 and sweet creme de cacao work well with blackstrap rum and are balanced by dry sherry. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, "How to concoct frighteningly good Halloween cocktails," 17 Oct. 2019 The bittersweet amaro Cynar 70 and sweet creme de cacao work well with blackstrap rum and are balanced by dry sherry. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, "How to concoct frighteningly good Halloween cocktails," 17 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of crème de cacao

circa 1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crème de cacao

French, literally, cream of cacao

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The first known use of crème de cacao was circa 1878

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17 Mar 2021

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“Crème de cacao.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cr%C3%A8me%20de%20cacao. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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