12 Luscious (but Easy) Frangelico Drink Recipes

Updated December 2, 2021
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Frangelico is an Italian hazelnut and herb flavored liqueur that adds a nutty punch to cocktails. Frangelico drinks tend to be sweet since the liqueur contains sugar, but the nutty flavor of the Frangelico blends well with many ingredients. These Frangelico recipes make balanced drinks for cocktail lovers who enjoy mixed drinks with a sweet side.

12 Frangelico Drinks

Frangelico is a surprisingly versatile liqueur. There are a wide range of Frangelico cocktails with differing flavor profiles. Whether you want a hot drink, a shot, or a sweet and sour sensation, these Frangelico recipes are perfect for every occasion.

1. Frangelico Chocolate Cake Shot

Whether you simply love cake or you're looking to celebrate a birthday in a unique way, this Frangelico chocolate cake shot is the perfect sweet sip.

Sweet chocolate liqueur

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce Frangelico
  • ½ ounce vanilla vodka
  • ½ ounce chocolate cream liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Frangelico, vanilla vodka, chocolate cream liqueur, and ice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a shot glass.

2. Frangelico Coffee

Frangelico coffee is similar to Irish coffee, but with a nutty flavor. If you're looking for a hot drink, this is a great use of Frangelico.

Frangelico Coffee on a wooden table

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Frangelico
  • 4 ounces hot coffee
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a coffee mug, combine the Frangelico and coffee. Stir.
  2. Garnish with whipped cream.

3. Frangelico Martini

This Frangelico mixed drink isn't technically a martini, but its presentation straight up in a martini glass earns it the label anyway. It's a sweet version of a martini for the dessert lover.

Thanksgiving Place Setting with a Frangelico martini

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients. Stir to chill.
  3. Strain into the chilled martini glass.

4. Frangelico Sour

Similar to an amaretto sour, a Frangelico sour is a sweet and sour concoction with a nutty twist.

Frangelico sour cocktail on a wooden bar counter top

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1½ ounces Frangelico
  • Ice
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, lime juice, and Frangelico.
  2. Add the ice. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with a cherry.

5. Hazelnut Cherry Fizz

Cherry and hazelnut make a delicious flavor combination, and the lemon juice keeps this drink from getting too sweet. You can substitute any maraschino liqueur for the Luxardo cherry liqueur in this nutty cherry cocktail.

Man’s hands holding an cocktail

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Frangelico
  • ¾ ounce Luxardo cherry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces club soda
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Frangelico, cherry liqueur, lemon juice, and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.
  4. Add the club soda and stir.
  5. Garnish with a cherry.

6. Spicy Nutty Hot Cider

Apple, cinnamon, and nuts are the predominate flavors in this delicious warming drink.

Steaming hot cider on a table with apples and ginger cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces hot apple cider

  • ½ ounce cinnamon whiskey
  • ½ ounce Frangelico
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a coffee mug, combine the hot cider, cinnamon whiskey, and Frangelico. Stir.
  2. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

7. Frangelico Spritz

Use a semi-sweet, sparkling white wine in this yummy spritzer, such as an extra-dry Prosecco or Moscato d'Asti.

Frangelico Spritz on a wooden table

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a wine glass or Collins glass, combine the Frangelico, wine, and club soda.
  2. Add the ice and stir.

8. Hazelnut Mimosa

A traditional mimosa combines orange juice and Champagne or sparkling wine. This version adds Frangelico for a nutty twist. For best results, select a dry sparkling wine to keep this cocktail from being too sweet.

Spring alcohol cocktail mimosa

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce chilled Frangelico
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 ounces chilled Champagne or sparkling wine

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a Champagne flute and stir.

9. Smoked Hazelnut Old-Fashioned

The smoky flavor of Scotch is the perfect complement to the nutty sweetness of Frangelico in this twist on a traditional old fashioned cocktail.

Old Fashioned Cocktail in a Vintage Bar

Ingredients

  • 1 orange wedge
  • ¾ ounce Frangelico
  • 2 drops orange cocktail bitters
  • 2 ounces Scotch
  • Splash of water
  • Ice cube

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, muddle the orange wedge, Frangelico, and bitters.
  2. Add the scotch and a splash of water. Stir.
  3. Add the ice.

10. Hazelnut Dark and Stormy

The Dark n' Stormy originated in Bermuda, and it includes dark rum and ginger beer. This version uses Frangelico to add a nutty bite to the spicy cocktail.

Drinks on a wooden table

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • ¾ ounce Frangelico
  • 3 ounces chilled ginger beer
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a Collins glass filled with ice, combine the rum, Frangelico, and ginger beer. Stir.
  2. Garnish with a lime wheel.

11. Frangelico and Cola

Like an amaretto and Coke, the Frangelico and cola is a simple cola-based drink that's quick and easy.

Refreshing Frangelico Cola with Garnish and Straw

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces Frangelico
  • 4 ounces cola
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a Collins glass with ice.
  2. Add the Frangelico and cola. Stir.
  3. Garnish with a cherry.

12. Envy Martini

Melon and hazelnut make a surprisingly delicious and harmonious combination in this cocktail that will leave you green with envy.

Green Martini and a shaker

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce Frangelico
  • ¾ ounce Midori
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, Frangelico, and Midori.
  3. Add the ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled martini glass.

What to Mix With Frangelico

Frangelico is a versatile cocktail ingredient. You can use it in place of amaretto in amaretto cocktails for an interesting twist, and it also mixes well with other ingredients so you can build flavorful drinks.

  • Apple cider/apple juice
  • Orange juice
  • Peach juice/peach nectar
  • Pear juice
  • Sparkling cider
  • Coffee
  • Irish cream
  • RumChata
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Ginger ale or ginger beer
  • Chambord
  • Cranberry juice

Delicious Frangelico Recipes

Frangelico is a delicious mixed drink ingredient that can add hint of hazelnuts. Whether you like sweet dessert-style cocktails or you prefer something sweet and sour, Frangelico is an interesting addition to tasty cocktails. Next, taste test some other fabulous Italian cocktails.

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