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Three Frangelico cocktails for Christmas 2013

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Frangelico is a hazelnut and herb-flavored liqueur. Produced in Canale, Italy, and released in the 1980s, gaining attention largely because of its unusual packaging. The bottle was designed to look like a friar, complete with a knotted white cord around the waist. Frangelico is a popular cocktail around Christmas time, below are three recipes to make for your guests.

Toblerone cocktail

  • 1.5 oz Frangelico® hazelnut liqueur
  • 1.5 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
  • 1.5 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
  • 3 oz fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp honey

Blend with ice and serve in a tall glass. Garnish with chocolate flakes and optionally chocolate topping drizzled down the inside of the glass.

Vixen recipe

  • 2 1/2 shots Frangelico® hazelnut liqueur
  • 1/2 shot grenadine syrup
  • 1/2 shot Kahlua® coffee liqueur

Pour grenadine and frangelico into an ice-filled cocktail shaker, and shake until frothy. Strain into a chilled martini glass, and slowly add the kahlua. Garnish with a cherry or hershey's kiss, and serve.

Smooth Operator recipe

  • 30 ml Frangelico® hazelnut liqueur
  • 15 ml Kahlua® coffee liqueur
  • 15 ml Bailey's® Irish cream
  • 1/2 banana
  • 60 ml cream

Blend ingredients in a blender with a scoop of crushed ice. Strain into cocktail glass.

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