Frangelico is a brand of noisette (hazelnut) and herb-flavored liqueur (coloured with caramel coloring) which is produced in Canale, Italy. It is 20% alcohol by volume, 40 proof. Formerly, it was 24% alcohol by volume, 48 proof.When produced by the BARBARO family it was bottled at 28% (56) Proof. It is known for its unusual packaging; its bottle was designed to look like a friar, complete with a knotted white cord around the waist.
According to the manufacturer, the name of the liqueur is based on a legend of a hermitmonk named Fra Angelico who “created unique recipes for liqueurs.” The bottle itself most closely resembles the habit of a Franciscan friar.
HOW IT IS MADE?
Frangelico is made in a similar manner to some other nut liqueurs: nuts are crumbled up and combined with cocoa, vanillaberries, and other natural flavors, and then left to soak in the base spirit. After the spirit has absorbed the flavor of the ingredients, the liqueur is filtered, sweetened, and bottled.
INGREDIENTS: Sugar, alcohol, hazelnut distillate, natural and artificial flavours, caramel.
APPEARANCE: CLEAR PALE GOLD
PALATE: RICH TEXTURE. PRONOUNCED BUT DELICATE HAZELNUT FLAVOR WITH HINTS OF VANILLA AND DARK CHOCOLATE. SMOOTH, LONG FINISH WITH FRAGRANT BACK-NOTE.
NOSE: INTENSE HAZELNUT AROMAS.
Frangelico can be used to make many cocktails, such as the Hazelnut Martini, the Frangelico Colada, and Frangelico and Cranberry Juice. It can be combined with vodka to make the Chocolate Cake shot; it can also be served simply on ice, with soda water, or with coffee.