Chocolate Hazelnut Christmas Cocktail

During the Christmas season we are inundated with food, it is coming at us from all angles and the next thing you know you are having dessert for the third time this month and you just can’t look at another sticky toffee pudding or cheese board.

Well, this is your alternative.This is a great cocktail to have instead of dessert because it satisfies sweet cravings and doesn’t make you feel like you have to roll home after dinner.

I have provided ingredients for the original recipe and a vegan recipe. Both cocktails are as delicious as the other and it is completely up to you which one you go for. The first one is for those of us with a sweet tooth and the second is great for coffee lovers.

Anyway, let's move on to the alcohol shall we? You will need a blender and cocktail glasses, I used a Champagne Coupe (you can get six for £12 on Amazon – bargain), Great Gatsby eat your heart out.

Ingredients

  • Irish Cream e.g Baileys
  • Milk
  • Nutella
  • Hazelnuts
  • Ferrero Rocher’s
  • Ice

Vegan Friendly Ingredients

  • Coffee Liqueur e.g Tia Maria or try Baileys Almande
  • Almond Milk
  • Chocolate spread
  • Hazelnuts
  • Ice

Holland & Barrett have vegan alternatives to chocolate spread or there is a brand called Justin’s that has a hazelnut chocolate spread similar to Nutella.

Directions

Add the alcohol to your blender, if you have measurements I would say a double, if you don’t I would say a good dash.

Add your milk, you ideally want 1 measurement of alcohol to 4 of milk.

Add a tablespoon of your chocolate spread.

For the non-vegan version add two Ferrero Rocher’s for one drink.
For the vegan version chop up a handful of hazelnuts roughly and add them in.

Add a small handful of ice.

AND BLEND.

I stole the idea from a margarita and decided to decorate the rim of the glass.

Chop up the hazelnuts finely and put a scoop of the chocolate spread on a plate. Gently move the rim of the glass around the spread. Once covered gently press the glass into the chopped hazelnuts.

Wah-hah! You have yourself a decadent chocolate hazelnut cocktail. One with Irish cream and one with coffee liqueur or almond liqueur.
That was so easy for something so delicious, am I right?

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