I’m still at a loss for words when describing what a hazelnut tastes like. I honestly hadn’t tried a hazelnut (or anything hazelnut-flavored) until a few years ago, so it’s still a pretty new flavor profile to me.
When I Google “what does a hazelnut taste like?,” all I can find is that hazelnuts have a “delicate nutty flavor.” Gee, thanks. Personally, I think hazelnuts have a sweet, almost fruit-like quality with some nuttiness as well.
Regardless of how [not] well I can explain the flavor, I can 100% assure you that the pairing of hazelnut and coffee is A++. While this combination is traditionally a morning situation, let’s make like Lebowski, add some splashes of vodka and coffee liqueur, call it a play on a White Russian, and take this to cocktail hour.
Or enjoy it as an after-dinner drink, perhaps after a big ham dinner on the horizon.
The hazelnut flavor in play here here comes from Amoretti Hazelnut Syrup. This syrup is great for coffee, cocktails, affogato coffee, milkshakes, baking and much more. It is made with natural ingredients, contains no artificial flavors or colors, no artificial sweeteners, no high fructose corn syrup, and is gluten free, GMO free and certified kosher.
Hazelnut Syrup + Chilled Espresso + Vodka+ Coffee Liqueur + Cream = Hazelnut Espresso White Russians. Cheers!
- 2 pumps Amoretti Hazelnut Syrup
- 4 ounces espresso, chilled
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce coffee liqueur
- 3 ounces heavy cream
- Fill two rocks glasses with ice. Add 1 pump hazelnut syrup, 2 ounces espresso, 1 ounce vodka and 1/2 ounce coffee liqueuer to each glass; stir. Top each glass with 1-1/2 ounces cream; stir. Serve immediately.