17 of the Best Frangelico Cocktails

16 of the Best Frangelico Cocktails

Frangelico is a flavored liqueur that is often overlooked. It has a creamy hazelnut flavor, and besides drinking it alone chilled, it can be combined to create all kinds of different cocktails. 

From Christmas-themed cocktails to mixing it with unexpected pairings like Whiskey or Champagne, Frangelico is more versatile than you might have originally thought. 

Please take a look at the seventeen of the best Frangelico cocktails recipes we have found on the web. 

Cocktails with Frangelico and Kahlua

It isn’t such a surprise that Frangelico and Kahlua work well together as they are both sweet and creamy tasting, but these three cocktails will surely become a favorite. 

1. The Nutty Irishman

By The Suburban Soapbox

The Nutty Irishman recipe by The Suburban Soapbox is an Irish coffee with a few more levels of flavor. Of course, the base is coffee, but to that, you’ll add Irish whiskey, Kahlua, Irish cream, and Frangelico. Add them all to your coffee mug and see how you can elevate an Irish coffee. 

2. Caramel Iced Coffee with Kahlua and Frangelico

By Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen

Caramel Iced Coffee with Kahlua and Frangelico

Iced coffee isn’t just for mornings. This caramel iced coffee with Kahlua and Frangelico recipe by Wildflour’s Cottage is a great evening or midday drink. It has several ingredients, including strong iced coffee, caramel sauce, vanilla, heavy cream, Frangelico, Kahlua, and butterscotch liquor, but the final product is worth it. 

3. The Harvest Moon

By Life in Pleasantville

The Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon recipe by Life in Pleasantville is creamy, sweet, and full of nutty flavor. Combine Bailey’s, Kahlua, Frangelico, and cream, add ice, and shake until frothy. Once you have reached the right consistency, strain it into a rock’s glass.

Cocktails with Frangelico and Vodka

Vodkas can be used with multiple different liqueurs, including Frangelico, to increase the potency and add another level of flavor. The following cocktails use vodkas and Frangelico to create some fantastic flavors. 

4. Russian Quaalude

By Aperitif Friday

This Russian Quaalude recipe by Aperitif Friday is essentially a Frangelico martini. Every component contains alcohol, so be careful with this one. Shake up Bailey’s, Frangelico, Kahlua, and vodka with ice and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with grated chocolate or cinnamon for some extra flavor. 

5. Nutty Martini

By The Spruce Eats

Nutty Martini

Like the Russian Quaalude by Aperitif Friday, the Nutty Martini by The Spruce Eats is a Frangelico martini but a much simpler recipe. Simply combine vodka, Frangelico, and some simple syrup, shake with ice and pour into a martini glass. It’s that easy to make a strong drink that has the taste of a dessert. 

6. Hazelnut and Vodka Cocktail Recipe

By Everday Dishes

Hazelnut and Vodka Cocktail Recipe

Follow this recipe by Everyday Dishes and taste a treat that we can only describe as a Frangelico sour. You may not think to pair hazelnuts, vodka, ginger ale, and lemon, but it actually makes quite a refreshing drink, especially if you pour it into a rocks glass filled with ice. If you don’t have lemon juice, don’t be afraid to sub it out for lime juice. 

7. Hazelnut Coffee Martini

By Food Network

Hazelnut Coffee Martini

If you are a fan of espresso martinis, you’ll love this recipe by Hazelnut Coffee Martini by Food Network. Combine Frangelico, coffee liquor, vodka, and heavy cream for this martini. Shake it up in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour it into a martini glass. 

Frangelico and Champagne

Champagne is one ingredient you might not have expected to pair well with Frangelico, but you would be surprised. Try one of these Frangelico and champagne recipes and see for yourself. 

8. Nutella Champagne Shooter

By Bake Space

Nutella Champagne Shooter

Spice up plain champagne for celebration with this Nutella Champagne Shooter recipe by Bake Space. It has Godiva chocolate liqueur, Frangelico, and cold champagne. Rub some water around the rim of an old-fashioned champagne glass, then rim it in sugar. Then, instead of shaking in a cocktail shaker, simply pour all the ingredients into the glass. 

9. Hazelnut Coffee Champagne Cocktail

By Champagne Nutrition

Hazelnut Coffee Champagne Cocktail

This Hazelnut Coffee Champagne Cocktail recipe by Champagne Nutrition is simply two ingredients if you don’t include the coffee bean garnish. It is simply champagne and Frangelico, but the coffee beans that you stir in add just a hint of coffee aroma. 

Whiskey and Frangelico

Like the pairing of champagne and Frangelico, whiskey is an unusual partner to Frangelico, but it is one that is worth exploring. These recipes are proof. 

10. Frangelico and Cider

By Food and Wine

Frangelico and Cider

If you like fruit and nuts together, then you’ll like this Frangelico and Cider recipe by Food and Wine. It has Jack Daniel’s whiskey, apple cider, Frangelico, and a splash of honey syrup for sweetness. This drink is unique and one of our favorite recipes. 

11. Irish Hazelnut Cream

By The Spice Train

Irish Hazelnut Cream

The Irish Hazelnut Cream recipe by The Spice Train is more of a shot than a drink, but it is tasty nonetheless. It is equal parts Frangelico and Irish whiskey and topped with whipped cream and nutmeg. Simple and delicious. 

12. Golden Mac

By Difford’s Guide

Golden Mac

The Golden Mac recipe by Difford’s Guide can be served in a tall glass like a Collins glass or in a shorter glass like an old fashioned. Either way, it is delicious with fresh ginger, honey, Scotch whisky, Frangelico, and butterscotch liqueur. Just ensure you follow the instructions because this is one of those recipes where the order of ingredients is important!

Frangelico Holiday Cocktails

The holidays are the most wonderful time of year, and a Frangelico holiday treat can make it even better. Each of these contains Frangelico and will remind you of the season. 

13. The Nutcracker Cocktail

By Sweet Phi

The Nutcracker Cocktail by Sweet Phi is the perfect addition to any Christmas party. Combine birthday cake vodka, almond milk, and Frangelico in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into a cocktail glass. Top with whipped cream and grated nutmeg for an extra nutty flavor. You have a drink worthy of any holiday gathering in less than fifteen minutes. 

14. Eggnog Cocktail with Frangelico

By Creative Culinary

Is there anything that screams holiday season more than eggnog? This Eggnog Cocktail with Frangelico by Creative Culinary takes your eggnog to the next level. This is not your average eggnog recipe with Frangelico, cold espresso, hazelnut coffee syrup, and vodka all mixed into your favorite eggnog.

15. Holly Jolly Christmas Cocktail

By Three Olives Branch

Just like Creative Culinary has given a makeover to eggnog, Three Olives Branch has made hot chocolate more enjoyable with their Holly Jolly Christmas Cocktail. For this recipe, you’ll add bourbon, Frangelico, and butternut schnapps to your hot chocolate. Then top with whipped cream for the final touch.  

16. White Christmas Cocktail

By Food Fanatic

This White Christmas Cocktail by Food Fanatic combines four ingredients that include Frangelico, white creme de cacao, vanilla vodka, and a half and half. Shake these ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour into a chilled martini glass lined with melted white chocolate with sprinkles. 


Here are the answers to the top two questions about Frangelico. 

Does Frangelico need to be refrigerated after opening?

No, Frangelico does not need to be refrigerated after opening, but it should be stored in a cool, dark place. 

Is Frangelico the same as Amaretto?

Frangelico is not the same as Amaretto, though they are both popular nutty liqueurs.

Try a Frangelico Cocktail

As you can tell, Frangelico is a versatile liqueur that can be used in more drink recipes than many people expect. Try one of these Frangelico cocktails and discover the flavors that hazelnut liqueur can create.

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