Twelve Days of Christmas: Hazelnut Shooters

Nutty, nutty goodness

Even without the toasted hazelnuts ringing the glass, this drink would be fantastic. Add the garnish and you’ve got yourself a party. Despite the name, we encourage sipping not shooting.

Toasted Hazelnut Garnish

  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 4 amaretti cookies

Place hazelnuts on a baking sheet and toast in an oven set to 350 until fragrant and toasty, about 10 minutes. Let cool. Dump cookies, nuts and powdered sugar in a bag with a good seal or between two sheets of plastic wrap. Whack with a crab mallet or crush with a rolling pin until the mix is a powder with some nutty chunks in it. To rim glasses, dip each glass rim in a bit of honey or water and then into the nut mix.

Hazelnut Shooters

  • 1 part hazelnut liqueur such as Frangelico or Davina
  • 3/4 part vanilla vodka
  • 1/4 part creme liqueur such as Bailey’s

Mix all liquors in a shaker filled with ice. Strain into prepared cocktail glasses.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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17 Responses to Twelve Days of Christmas: Hazelnut Shooters

  1. nrhatch says:

    More yummy stuff to drink.

  2. Oh my gosh, these sound great.

  3. Kristy says:

    Cookies lining the ring?! Nicely done! 🙂

  4. Oh my goodness! What a great recipe! I love it!!

  5. rsmacaalay says:

    Wow that shooters looks so festive

  6. Sound delicious and the garnish makes them look beautiful 🙂

  7. Well, I want the party, so I’m doing the garnish!

  8. Eva Taylor says:

    Hazelnuts are indeed a holiday flavour, what a sophisticated shooter you have created. Cheers.

  9. ChgoJohn says:

    THe shooters sound great but the toasted hazelnut coated rims make them very special, perfect for a holiday gathering.

  10. Love how you made the cocktail special with the coated rim.

  11. egg me on says:

    Zing! The toasted hazelnuts around the rim look awesome!

  12. spree says:

    Your drinks really know how to dress for a party – how festive!!

  13. Carolyn Chan says:

    Love the glass decoration !

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