Tuaca Nutter

I am seriously glad it’s Friday.

As fast as the weeks tend to go for me anymore, this week Friday couldn’t come fast enough.

I think it had something to do with the fact that I needed to get my driver’s license renewed. Has anyone else gone through this torture lately?

Fortunately, our DMV no longer requires a written test for a regular renewal.  However, they did apparently decide that in lieu of the written test, they’d force you through a process that you’d gladly exchange for a root canal.

This “simple” renewal cost me three trips to the DMV office, and a huge chunk of my life I’ll never get back.

The first time I attempted to go, the computers were down.  My second visit entailed a seriously disgruntled employee informing me that the wait was two hours, and that I’d better just “come back.”  Look, you sent me the renewal card, okay?  I’m totally okay with my current license, one showing my picture nearly a decade younger, and my pre-pregnancy weight.  It’s not like I’m in any mad rush to change it.

So Thursday morning, I got up nearly an hour before my usual wake-up time (torture!), so I could “beat the crowd” and get there when the office opened.

Except everyone else in the city had the same idea.

So yeah, pretty much all day this little sipper was on my mind.

If you haven’t tried Tuaca before, well…you need to.  It’s an Italian liqueur that one of my best girlfriends introduced me to eons ago.  And while it’s most often served as a chilled shot, it’s also a great way to punch up apple cider.

But, since we’re sort of out of the apple cider season, and I’m really about too old to be drinking shots anymore, I toned mine down with a little cream.  Then punched it back up with some Frangelico (a hazelnut liqueur), and some Kahula.*

Tuaca Nutter
  • ½ ounce Tuaca
  • ½ ounce Frangelico
  • ½ ounce Kahula
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  1. Mix all ingredients in cocktail shaker; serve over ice.
  2. Sip and relax.

*See my little rose?  Doodle brought it to me as I was hurriedly taking this photograph.  He’s my doll.

Yippee for Friday!



  1. Shirley

    What a week you have had. Kick back with some more of these and relax. I have never even heard of Tuaca.

  2. Hayley

    OMG, DOODLE!! What a sweetheart. The rose is the most perfect prop for this amazing looking cocktail. I’ve never heard of Tuaca–but since you introduced me to the love of my lifeeeeeee I trust your judgment 🙂
    PS, drinking a Midori Sour now. Cheers!
    PPS, making your pasta salad this weekend and I.CAN’T.WAIT.!!
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