Episode 60 features Cocalero Clasico, the sacred spirit of the Andes - a coca leaf flavored liqueur. The bottle for the tasting is 750mL at 29% ABV, or 58 proof and sells for about $25 - $30.
Enjoy this episode with a pour of Cocalero - try a CocaBomb shot, or just mix it with some tonic.
Cocalero's official website: https://cocalero.com/
Brief Historical Timeline:
Cocalero is consumed on premises primarily, and often served as a CocaBomb:
Layer Cocalero over your favor mixer or energy drink in the signature CocaBomb glass (a modified quaffer, double bubble shot glass).
My thanks to Cocalero inventor, as well as founder and CEO of Intrepid Spirits, John Ralph, for speaking with me for this episode, and for providing the bottle for the tasting.
Wikipedia Article on Pemberton's French Wine Coca
Wikipedia Article on Cocalero (the coca leaf farmer)
DrinkHacker Review of Cocalero
Official show website is: www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com
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