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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.

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Way Better Than Candy: Cadbury Irish Crème Egg Jello Shots

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What, it’s been two whole months since we last had a Jello shot recipe up on the site? That’s just unacceptable.

Kind of like discovering that some people actually leave carrots out for the Easter Bunny on Easter, resulting in better treats found in their Easter eggs. No wonder all my friends kept finding $20 while I was always stuck with measly Hershey’s Kisses.

Luckily, we’re grown-ups now and totally in control of the quality of our Easter celebrations, which would arguably be vastly improved by whipping a batch of these Cadbury Irish Crème Egg Jello Shots by The Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn (hellooo, mouthful).

Made with cocoa powder, Irish crème liqueur, sweetened condensed milk and food coloring, these little darlings are pretty much guaranteed to be better than the real thing. Almost.

Check out the full recipe and photos here.

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New Kahlúa Midnight is Best Chased With A Slice of Orange

kahlua-midnight Kahlúa is amping it up with Kahlúa Midnight, a 70 proof mixture of rum and black coffee liqueur. The brand suggests serving it “chilled as a shot” that’s accompanied by a “fresh orange slice.” The drink is depicted as smooth with a subdued sweetness that sets it apart from your “standard sticky and sugary sweet coffee liqueurs on the market today.”

Personally, my interest is piqued. Although I’m a fan of the original Kahlúa version, I always saw it as something meant to be mixed or baked with, never taken as a solo shot. Now, Kahlúa Midnight is threatening to change the playing field of liquored possibilities, offering a viable substitute to straight vodka, rum, whiskey and the like.

Because honestly, a shot of rum infused with the roasted cheekiness of black coffee and followed by a bite of tangy orange sounds a lot more appealing than the unforgiving burn of vodka.

Of course, this is all theory and Kahlúa Midnight could very well be the distant cousin of Pumpkin Pie Vodka. Don’t even get us started on that silly fellow.

via beverage world

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This is What a $9000 Cocktail Looks Like

Surprisingly, the eponymous Salvatore’s Legacy does not come with your own private jet. Mixologist Salvatore Calabrese kinda dropped the ball on that one. But this $8850 product London’s Cocktail Week does have just about everything else

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$44 Million Dollar Bottle of Liqueur

Get it straight, if it costs more $1 million, it’s not called liquor — it’s liqueur. This bottle designed by Stuart Hughes of Liverpool U.K. and brought to fruition by Antica Distilleria Russo from Italy will run you £27,000,000.00 — aka $44,361,000. The neck of the bottle houses 3 single cut flawless diamonds totaling 13 cts.

Call it D’ Amalfi Limoncello Supreme. In addition, the body of the bottle boasts one of the world’s rarest diamonds, a mammoth rare single cut piece totalling 18.5 cts.

The alcohol itself is infused with peels of lemons from the famous Amalfi Coast, which is enlisted in the liquid’s aroma, and maintains an advertised “clear taste.” Through the glass of the bottle’s structure you’ll catch a glimpse of the yellow liquor with greenish reflections, characteristic of the essential oils present in the lemon peels. Any possible sediments in the drinking process are attributed to the “naturalness” of the product.

Get that black card ready, the item is available for purchase via the Stuart Hughes webstore.

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Gordon Ramsay’s Four-Minute Chocolate Mousse

I felt obligated to post about the bad ass chef Gordon Ramsay with the season premiere of his famous show Hells Kitchen tonight! Lets see if he actually is the great chef he boasts about on the show! Some of the things you will need are the following:

  • 100 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp Amaretto or other liqueur (optional)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • handful of amaretti biscuits, to garnish
  • white or dark chocolate shavings, to garnish

For the whole recipe in under four minutes check out My Sweet Life for the scoop!

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Drink of the Day: White Russian

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Coffee liqueur
  • Light Cream

Instructions:

Pour Vodka and coffee liqueur over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass. Fill with light cream and serve.