Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chocolate Hazelnut-tini

There are probably very few treats I love as much as peanut butter.  But chocolate hazelnut spread would come a close second in the 'just hand me a big spoon' category.  I actually grew up eating plenty of it on toast since it was a favorite of my European parents.  But I'm pretty sure they never thought to make a cocktail out of it.

Chocolate Hazelnut-tini
They didn't know what they were missing, though, because it makes a wonderful drink.  Tempered with vodka and some hazelnut liqueur, it's smooth and not too sticky sweet.  You can omit slathering it on the rim of the glass, of course, but...why?  Cheers!

Per Serving:
1 oz. Vanilla vodka
1 oz. Hazelnut liqueur
1 oz. Chocolate hazelnut spread
2 oz. Half & half or cream
Extra chocolate hazelnut spread for garnish, optional

Chocolate Hazelnut-tini
To prepare the glass, place a bit of chocolate hazelnut spread in a shallow dish and run the rim of your glass through it.

Combine the half & half or cream and the chocolate hazelnut spread in a small bowl and microwave for about 10 - 15 seconds.  Pour into a cocktail shaker along with the vanilla vodka and the hazelnut liqueur.  Fill with ice, shake well and pour into the prepared glass.

1 comment:

  1. that chocolate rim is STUNNING! I'm going to have to use that .... it would be nice for a dessert presentation too :) [although I guess we arent supposed to lick our dessert bowls HA!]