Homemade Frangelico (Hazelnut Liqueur)

Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

The nut that flavors Nutella, the hazelnut, in a liqueur used to improve many desserts.


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Ingredients

1/2 lb
raw hazelnuts , with skin on, roughly chopped
1 c
vodka
1/2 c
brandy
1/4 c
sugar
1/4 c
water
1
vanilla bean, split

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine chopped hazelnuts, vodka, and brandy in a sealable jar. Shake and let steep at room temperature for 2 weeks.
2
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved. Let cool, then add to the hazelnut mixture. Shake and let steep for 3 days, then add the vanilla bean and let steep for additional 3 to 5 days.
3
Sample often. Once desired flavor is achieved, strain through sieve and then again through cheesecloth or coffee filter. Refrigerate for up to 2 months.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails