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15 Best Frangelico Cocktails: Sweet Concoctions To Try

Best Frangelico Cocktails

Last Updated on December 16, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Exploring different cocktails, I’ve found Frangelico to be a game-changer. I like how the sweet, nutty flavor brings a unique twist to classic cocktails.

So, in this guide, I’m thrilled to share the best Frangelico cocktails I’ve savored, perfect for any occasion or palate.

Top 15 Frangelico Cocktail Recipes To Try

1. Tiramisu Martini

Glass of Tiramisu Martini

This elegant cocktail mimics the flavors of the classic Italian treat, providing a dessert-like experience.

“Frangelico’s nutty essence transforms ordinary drinks into festive delights.” – Liquor Laboratory

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
  • 1oz vodka
  • 1oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz heavy cream

Instructions: Mix all the components with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of cocoa powder.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★★

2. The Perfect Hazelnut Espresso Martini

Bartender Holding Glass of Hazelnut Espresso Martini

This martini recipe combines Frangelico with espresso and vodka, boasting a rich and aromatic coffee flavor with a hazelnut twist.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Frangelico
  • 1oz Vanilla vodka
  • 1oz espresso
  • Coffee beans

Instructions: Blend all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with caffeine beans.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★★

3. Hazelnut Hot Buttered Rum

Glass of Hazelnut Hot Buttered Rum

This cocktail recipe combines Frangelico with spiced rum and butter, creating a comforting and richly flavored hot drink.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Frangelico
  • 2oz dark rum
  • 1tsp butter
  • Hot water
  • Brown sugar (or honey syrup)
  • Cinnamon stick

Instructions: Dissolve brown sugar in hot water in a mug. Add butter, Frangelico, and rum. Stir well and embellish with a cinnamon stick.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★★

4. Mojito Frangelico

Glass of Mojito Frangelico

This cocktail has a nutty twist, infusing the mint and lime’s freshness with Frangelico’s sweet hazelnut.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
  • 2oz white rum
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Lime juice
  • Club soda
  • Sugar

Instructions: Jumble mint leaves and sugar in a glass. Add Frangelico, rum, lime juice, and ice. Top with club soda.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★★

5. Hazelnut Bourbon Sour

Like the Frangelico Sour cocktail, this tart cocktail balances the sweetness of Frangelico with the sharpness of bourbon and lemon.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Frangelico
  • 2oz bourbon
  • 1oz lemon juice
  • 1-2 egg whites
  • Angostura bitters

Instructions: Dry shake all ingredients except bitters. Pour ice and shake again. Sift into a rocks glass filled with ice and add a few drops of bitters.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★★

6. Hazelnut Frangelico Sour Cocktail

This Frangelico Sour cocktail creates a perfectly balanced sweet and sour experience – one of the best Frangelico cocktails to try!

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Frangelico liqueur
  • 1oz lemon juice
  • 0.5oz simple syrup
  • 1 egg white

Instructions: Dry shake all ingredients. Add ice and shake again. Strain into a glass.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★★

7. Frangelico Old-Fashioned

Bartender Making Frangelico Old-Fashioned

A nutty take on a classic cocktail, this old-fashioned adds hazelnuts to the traditional bitter-bourbon mix that’s surprisingly delicious!

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Frangelico
  • 2oz bourbon
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Dash of mole bitters
  • Orange twist

Instructions: Stir all ingredients with icicles and sift into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with a twist.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★★

8. Frangelico Iced Coffee

Glass of Frangelico Iced Coffee

This iced coffee provides a delightful balance of hazelnut’s sweet and coffee’s bitter notes.

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Frangelico liqueur
  • 8oz cold brew
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream

Instructions: Fill your glass with ice, then pour in the liquids. Top with whipped cream.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★★

9. Nutty Irishman

Glass of Nutty Irishman

This Frangelico cocktail creates a warming drink perfect for chilly evenings.

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Frangelico
  • 1oz Irish cream liqueur
  • Hot coffee
  • Whipped cream

Instructions: Combine Frangelico and Irish cream in a mug. Layer with hot coffee and a dollop of whipped cream.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

10. Peanut Butter and Jelly Martini

Close Up Image of Peanut Butter and Jelly Martini

This is one of the martini recipes that gives a sweet, playful twist on a childhood favorite.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Frangelico
  • 1oz peanut butter whiskey
  • 1oz raspberry liqueur
  • 1oz half-and-half

Instructions: Shake all the components with ice and strain them into a martini glass. Garnish with a raspberry.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

11. Chocolate Cake Shot

Chocolate Cake Shot with Slice of Lemon

This tastes like a sweet choco cake slice, combining the nutty Frangelico with vodka and citrus.

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Frangelico Hazelnut liqueur
  • 1oz Vanilla vodka
  • 0.5oz Heavy whipping cream

Instructions: Combine all the elements with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into your shot glass, and top with milk fat.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

12. The Nutcracker Cocktail

Hand Holding Glass of The Nutcracker Cocktail

This cocktail brims with sweet, nutty flavors crowned with creaminess; one of the perfect holiday drinks!

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Hazelnut liqueur (Frangelico)
  • 1oz Amaretto
  • 2oz Cream
  • Nutmeg

Instructions: Shake the first three ingredients with icicles. Sift into a chilled glass and garnish with nutmeg.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

13. Hazelnut Eggnog

Two Glasses of Hazelnut Eggnog

For a creamy recipe, this delicious drink blends the rich flavors of Frangelico with traditional eggnog, perfect for holiday celebrations.

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Frangelico
  • 4oz eggnog
  • Grated nutmeg

Instructions: Mix Frangelico and eggnog in a mixing glass. Pour in your glass and garnish with grated nutmeg and cinnamon stick (if desired).

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

14. Hazelnut Mimosa

Two Glasses of Hazelnut Mimosa Granished with Slice of Orange

Frangelico adds a twist to the classic Mimosa drink, making it more delicious yet unique with a nutty flavor.

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Frangelico
  • 2oz orange juice
  • Sparkling wine

Instructions: Pour Frangelico [1] and orange juice into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

15. Peach Cobbler Martini

This drink is like a dessert in a glass, evoking the sweet and comforting flavors of a peach cobbler.

“Frangelico is a perfect partner because how many of us have bonded over great cocktails and food?” – Giada De Laurentiis, Chef 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Frangelico
  • 1oz peach schnapps
  • 1oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1oz half-and-half

Instructions: Mix all the ingredients with icicles and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a peach slice.

Serving: 1

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

FAQs

What goes well with Frangelico?

Frangelico’s nutty sweetness pairs well with coffee, chocolate, creamy flavors, and spirits like bourbon, vodka, and rum – creating delicious recipes and mixed drinks like Satin Angel.

How do Italians drink Frangelico?

Italians drink Frangelico neat or on the rocks [2]. But sometimes, they drink it with a lemon twist to appreciate the full flavor of hazelnuts.

How should Frangelico be served?

Frangelico can be served neat, on the rocks, or as a key ingredient in various Frangelico cocktails, like the Chocolate Cake Shot and Satin Angel recipes and other Frangelico drinks, depending on personal preference.

Does Frangelico liquor need to be refrigerated?

No, a Frangelico bottle does not need to be refrigerated. The bottle should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. But once opened, a bottle must be tightly sealed, which you store in the fridge.

On A Final Note

The best Frangelico cocktails exude different flavor profiles, from the creamy Nutty Irishman to the sophisticated Hazelnut Espresso Martini.

While it’s hard to choose just one, the Tiramisu Martini drink stands out for its delicious blend of flavors, making it my favorite recipe for the best Frangelico cocktail.

But remember, all these Frangelico drinks are delicious. These Frangelico cocktails offer something for every taste bud, ensuring your cocktail experience is delightful and memorable.

References:

  1. https://www.thedailymeal.com/1358601/flavor-frangelico-hazelnut-taste/
  2. https://www.mcall.com/2002/03/02/satisfyingly-sweet-frangelico-reflects-italian-playful-side-spirits/
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