Tuaca is a 70-proof brandy-based liqueur from Italy with added flavors of vanilla and orange. The recipe has been a family secret for centuries, and was rumored to have been invented by Lorenzo de Medici in the the 16th century renaissance. Tuoni & Canepa of Livorno, Italy produce Tuaca for worldwide consumption. Tuaca is drunk straight, mixed into a variety of cocktails, and added to many dessert recipes.