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.
- 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.