Nutella embodied in a Shot

January 22, 2011

in Beverages,Cocktails,Italian

Nutella embodied in a Shot

It’s no secret… I’m a big fan of the Chocolate-Hazelnut flavor combination.

So far I’ve used this flavor profile to make these cookies…

as well as these…

I’ve also used it to frost a cake…

to add a little “PZAZZ!” to a cheesecake…

And let’s not forget one of the best ways to enjoy this flavor combination,
in the form of gelato of course!

So, this weekend I decided I would use this flavor profile to bring you this week’s cocktail.

Gianduia (Chocolate-Hazelnut) Shot

serves 3

3 ounces Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
3 ounces Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
1.5 ounce heavy whipping cream

Nutella to rim the glasses

Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 15-20 seconds. Serve in Nutella rimmed shot glasses.

Salute!

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{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anita Menon January 22, 2011 at 9:41 am

The photography is jaw dropping!!!

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2 Paula January 22, 2011 at 9:49 am

If I wasn’t nuts about Nutella before the post I certainly am now! Beautiful.

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3 Sally January 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

Why haven’t I got Frangelico in my cupboard? These pictures are beautiful….and so is the idea…dangerously beautiful!

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4 Mj@cardamomhills January 22, 2011 at 10:04 am

Just 1 word- Woooooow!!! love it!

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5 Blog is the New Black January 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

I starred this post because I want to make EVERYTHING you showed. I have a new obsession with Nutella!

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6 Miriam/The Winter Guest January 22, 2011 at 10:52 am

Wow, this must be truly delicious! I looove Frangelico too…

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7 Megan January 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

There is nothing sad about Nutella in a glass or any of the other things mentioned. I admit that I even eat Nutella out of the jar with a spoon, I’m not above it.
Thanks for sharing, these are so going on my “to make” list.
~Megan

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8 bhavani@ameanderingmango January 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Yum – great idea! chocolate and hazelnuts are a fantastic combination – I too could eat spoonfuls of nutella straight out of the jar! thanks for the post.

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9 Darcy January 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

OH MY GOODNESS. I’m about to have to take a field-trip to my pantry and just attack some nutella with a spoon. These shots look absolutely positively decadently divine.
I’ll take those cookies as an appetizer, the cake for dinner, a hunk of that cheesecake for dessert and some gelato as a midnight snack….with a shot or two along with each course please!!

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10 Cristina January 23, 2011 at 10:14 am

Oh Josie – these shots look heavenly! A sinful and decadent grown-up treat. I luv that last image shot. Salute to you too! ;)

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11 Lana January 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

There are a few things more satisfying in life than a combination of chocolate and hazelnuts. The shot looks great, and I can only imagine the way it tastes.
Your photos are incredible:)

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12 Maria Dsouza January 23, 2011 at 11:16 am

Beautiful Pics and unique drink will surely try it

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13 briarrose January 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I’m pretty sure I drooled on my keyboard. ;)

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14 Nancy@acommunaltable January 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Can I have one of everything pictured? Please, pretty please???

This cocktail would be the perfect ending for an elegant dinner party – rich, decadent and sophisticated. Have bookmarked this page for future reference!!

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15 Gali January 24, 2011 at 2:42 am

That sounds so lovely. So many uses for Nutella!

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16 Cookin' Canuck January 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Oh my goodness! We have friends coming over for dinner this weekend and I am going to serve them some of these shots. Brilliant!

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17 Laura January 24, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Be still my heart! That is simply divine… thanks for passing along another bit of sweet treat brilliance! :)

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18 Steph@stephsbitebybite January 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Whoa Mama!! This is too good to be true!! I would be licking the rim until there was absolutely no trace of Nutella left!

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19 Kate @ Diethood.com January 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Um, I will never stop drinking hahaha … it’s like a fabulous cake inside of a shot glass!

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20 Evan Thomas January 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I’ll drink to that!

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21 marla {family fresh cooking} January 24, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I love these dainty little shots on that paisley fabric. All of these Nutella desserts are gorgeous, especially that cake!!

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22 Nicole @ The Dirty Oven January 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Wow!!! Great photos, great blog and wonderful post. I so want one now..wait it is Monday…OOOps.
Just lovely. Thanks for sharing. I will be back soon!

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23 A little bit of everything January 24, 2011 at 7:08 pm

definitely there’s a nutella heaven out there somewhere. these desserts and cocktail are heavenly.

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24 Belinda @zomppa January 24, 2011 at 7:39 pm

You did not. You did!! I think I have a new crush on you!

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25 Tes January 25, 2011 at 5:32 am

What a cool idea! Now I think nutella is like a magic ingredient. :)

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26 sara @CaffeIna January 25, 2011 at 7:54 am

you should call this “Nutella da bere” and sell it in Italy! You would become our new national hero!

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27 Aimee January 25, 2011 at 8:29 am

Oh boy, I think I could down all three of those very quickly. I’m adding these to the list for my next party!

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28 Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy January 25, 2011 at 9:20 am

Yum! We’ve got to get these recipes in the World Nutella Day recipe list! Hope you’ll be making another Nutella creation for Feb. 5th

- Sara, founder World Nutella Day :)

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29 Daydreamer Desserts January 25, 2011 at 9:22 am

I wouldn’t miss it! :)

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30 Christina January 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm

You know something? I have all of these ingredients in the house, so WHY have I not thought to put them together? Thank you!

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31 Anne January 25, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Ciao bella Nutella! What a great idea!

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32 Priscilla - She's Cookin' January 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Simply brilliant! You have put the glam in Nutella!

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33 les 2 gourmands January 27, 2011 at 4:17 am

OOHH GOD! WE’RE DEADLY IN LOVE WITH YOUR SHOTS !!

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34 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Oh my goodness… I adore all things Nutella. This is absolutely brilliant. I am in love with that Godiva liqueur, too… Mmmmm :)

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35 Tiffany January 31, 2011 at 10:03 am

One word came to mind as I read this post: PERFECT! :)

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36 Patrick Z March 9, 2011 at 9:54 am

Love the work (the photos are beautiful).
Favorite way to use the flavors together? AFFOGATO!
In a martini glass place 1 or 2 scoops of the best chocolate gelato you can find.
Pour a shot of Frangelico over. Brew 1 pull of nice espresso and pour over while still hot (crushed hazelnut biscotti are welcome at this point also).
The combo of warm & cold with the sweet & alcohol is AMAZING.

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37 Daydreamer Desserts March 10, 2011 at 5:59 am

Wow, sounds heavenly!! Will have to give it a try!

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38 Caitlin April 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

How delicious! I also really LOVE the paisley table cloth!! Where can I get one!?

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39 Daydreamer Desserts April 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Thank you! It’s actually not a table cloth, just a regular dinner napkin I picked up at World Market. :)

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40 Emily April 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm

this looks incredible! Another Nutella food that I have found while traveling in Sicily is Nutella pizza! I know, sounds amazing and it tastes even better! Maybe try some petite cupcake sized pizzas with nutella? just saying anything with nutella is incredible! Sono ossessionato con NUTELLA!

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41 Daydreamer Desserts April 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I hear ya, same here when it comes to Nutella. And, mini Nutella pizzas sound incredible, will definitely need to do a little experimenting. :)

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42 שף בבית May 29, 2011 at 1:25 am

its an amazing sugar attack. looks delicious.

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43 asian recipes August 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Great job. I loved the pictures.

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44 Sheila February 1, 2012 at 11:45 am

I love you!

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45 Gisella April 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Not only do the Nutella Shots look fantastic, but the “Shut the Front Door” comment has had me laughing for an hour!

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46 Lisa April 27, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I love you blog and enjoy all of your recipes and photos – so much so that I would love to share them using Pinterest. Will you make your blog available to Pinterest? It is a shame that you do not. I see your photos up everywhere and the links are not coming back to you. You deserve the credit!

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47 Daydreamer Desserts May 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Hi Lisa!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I’m glad you are enjoying the blog. I finally figured out the permission issue which was preventing you from pinning one of my images, and just fixed it. So give it a shot, it should work now. Pin away my friend, pin away… ;)

-Josie

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