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This Liqueur Will Make Your Nutella Cocktail Dreams Come True

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There’s something about hazelnuts that works Italians into a frenzy. Whether they’re rolling them around in chocolate or making the international treasure known as Nutella, Italians really know how to treat a nut…and anyone who’s recently been through a breakup.

As the country that produces the second largest amount of hazelnuts, Italians should be more forthcoming in all the uses they’ve developed for the underrated nuts. Scattered throughout desserts and main dishes, hazelnuts are especially delectable in Frangelico: the liqueur that can turn any cocktail into a Nutella-esque dreamboat.

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I know you’re thinking, “This sounds dangerous,” and you’re completely right. A shot of Frangelico clocks about 80 calories of decadent, 40 proof alcohol.  Knocking one back tastes like what slurping Nutella out of the jar would, as we’ve all dreamed possible while painstakingly stripping spoons of the addictive, chocolatey substance.

Instead of dealing with hardened Nutella at the bottom of your glass, you can throw some Frangelico down with your bad self. Pair it with whiskey, vodka, or spiced rum and prepare for the most delightful sugar rush.

You might want to sit down when you drink this White Russian with an Italian flair:

Nutella White Russian

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ shots Frangelico
  • ½ shot vodka
  • ½ shot chocolate syrup
  • 1 shot half & half
  • ice
  • milk
  • hazelnut pirouette cookies [optional]

Mix the Frangelico, vodka, chocolate syrup and half & half in a tumbler. Add a few ice cubes and top off with milk. Stir thoroughly and garnish with a cookie.

 

 

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Nutella + Martini = Nutellatina

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A DIY Nutella Martini, and just in time to celebrate the controversial return of World Nutella Day. Disappointingly, and maybe a little ironically, the Nutellatina is actually comprised of very little Nutella. It’s used more as a garnish, to dress the glass after being softened in the microwave. The drink itself is 1.5 shots of Frangelico, 1 shot of Godiva chocolate liqueur, and 4-5 shots of chocolate milk. In other words, delicious, but not nearly enough Nutella. Then again, considering that attitude on this whole “World Nutella Day” business, maybe the less there is, the better.

If not that, we can at least trick ourselves into thinking it’s healthy. Sort of. Almost.

Learn how to make the Nutella Martini here.

H/T + PicThx Neatorama

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Chocolate Cake Shot: A Sweet Sensation

Frangelico Hazelnut Liquor + Vanilla Vodka + Lemon Slice = Chocolate Cake

My mind was blown, what’s the mad science behind this?

If you haven’t had a chocolate cake shot, you’ll have your doubts too. But once you try it, it’ll definitely make your list of tastiest shots. I understand how the hazelnut liquor and vanilla vodka would make this shot taste more like a dessert, but the lemon, what’s that all about? You’ll be surprised it brings out more deep chocolate notes from the hazelnut liquor, and is actually the key for making it taste like a bite of chocolate cake.

Try the making that shot at home, you’re in for a flavor trip.

Here’s the recipe adapted from Frangelico:

15 ml Frangelico

15 ml Vanilla Vodka

Lemon Slice

Sugar

How to Serve:

1. Pour Frangelico and vodka in a shot glass

2. Coat lemon slice with sugar

3. Lick Sugar

4. Do the shot

5. Suck on lemon slice

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Nutella Soufflé

Whenever I hear the word Soufflé, I always think about culinary school graduates baking incredibly difficult dishes like risotto or Soufflés. My theory is probably completely ill-advised, but what I do know is that Le Cordon Bleu (A prestigious culinary school) isn’t teaching its students how to make these Nutella Soufflés! This fluffy soufflé creates some huge flavor with very a minimal amount of ingredients, including: egg yolks, melted Nutella, Frangelico (Hazelnut Liqueur), vanilla and a pinch of salt. If you want to get your Iron Chef skills on and try baking this Nutella Soufflé, make sure to stop by GracesSweetLife for the whole recipe!