Sunday, June 27, 2010

Frangelico Hazelnut Martini

This martini is a wonderful way to showcase Frangelico Liquer.   A squeeze of lime juice opens up the flavor and softens the sweetness on the palate.  This is a really nice martini that is best served following dinner and before dessert.


Frangelico Hazelnut Martini

Ingredients:
2 ounces Frangelico
2 ounces good quality vodka
1 squeeze of  Fresh Lime Juice
Good quality bar chocolate (e.g. Lindt)

Directions:
Grate chocolate into a fine dust over a small plate.  Wet the rim of a chilled martini glass with Frangelico, and dip the glass into the chocolate.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the Frangelico, vodka and lime juice.  Shake vigorously and pour into the chocolate rimmed martini glass. 

Enjoy!





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36 comments:

smalltownoven said...

I've never had Frangelico but I'm sure it's delicious and I do love a good martini. If it's hazelnut flavored, I can't believe I haven't had it before. Also, rimming the glass with chocolate sounds to-die for!

Ana Powell said...

Gosh, looks and sounds magnificent.
Awesome click ♥

Sage said...

You just brought a martini up a notch; great photo.
Rita

Pam said...

It looks and sounds delicious and I love that chocolate rim!

Julie said...

I love Frangelico!! Beautiful cocktail!!

Angie's Recipes said...

A martini served with chocolate-rimmed glass...wow...that sounds terrific!

buffalodick said...

Baileys Irish cream and Hazelnut liquor makes a great drink called a Nutty Irishman...

Sasha said...

Wow, what a great idea for a martini. Lime and chocolate are flavors that I would not think to put in the same glass.

Pierce said...

I'll have two more of the same!

Chef E said...

Oh Buff I love nutty Irishman, married one and the drink is great!

Oh Velva you and Fred sure know how to live it up!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh very grand your blog is looking so cool by the way

theycallmejane said...

This looks like heaven in a glass! My sister is visiting - looks like we're having these on the porch tomorrow night!

Dishesdone said...

Great looking cocktail!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

This sounds delicious. Love the chocolate on the rim.

Pam said...

I'm going to show this to my husband. He is the marini maker of the family.

Sophie said...

A stunning cocktail!!

Yummmmmmm,...!!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds good. I'll have to share this one with my sister. She said she had to buy a huge bottle of Frangelico to get a small amount to make in a dessert.

We Are Not Martha said...

This looks like heaven. I totally need to make fun martinis on random nights instead of waiting for super special occasions :)

Sues

Eliana said...

Hmmmm - can I have one for happy hour tonight?

Faith said...

What a beautiful martini! I love the chocolate on the rim.

D. @ Outside Oslo said...

That's beautiful. The lime sounds intriguing--an unexpected flavor helping to round out the sweet ingredients.

Joanne said...

This martini and I have a date with destiny. Friday night. After my first week of work.

Looks fantastic.

Lori said...

This is just gorgeous. I am such a martini fan. My cocktail of choice every time.

Marguerite said...

This martini looks fab! Love the chocolate on the rim. Beautiful!

Subhashini said...

Hi
First time in your blog.Very lovely and unique recipes.Love to follow you

LaDivaCucina said...

Velva darling, every time I come to your blog and see a cocktail (in particular) I feel we are sooo simpatico! I, too use citrus with Frangelico, it just brings out the vanilla essence of the liqueur. I used to serve it simply over rocks with soda and a lemon twist but why not add a splash of vanilla vodka to help it along? When in Miami, you must call me for a cocktail (or two!) Hope you are enjoying your summer dear! x

Barbara said...

Another lovely cocktail, Velva! You have the best drink recipes. I adore Frangelico! This looks soooo good.

Mags said...

I bet that if you had either the time or the inclination to look back, you'd find that I comment most often on your cocktails. Just sayin.

Another winner!

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T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Beauty, elegance and flavor!!

girlichef said...

YES, PLEASE! ...yum...

Fresh Local and Best said...

You are a master mixologist. I never thought to grate chocolate and use with a hazelnut lime blend. Looks good!

Chef Dennis said...

now doesn't that look so very tasty! I'm glad you used vodka in it, my favorite!

Nirmala said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love anything on toast. My new favorite is sardine in olive oil on toast with tomatoes and avocado. Simple, fast, fresh.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

THIS is a gorgeous picture.

Mimi said...

I love using my cocktail shaker.
Mimi

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