Holiday Cocktails for the Hostess Who Hates to Cook
Spare your guests the food coma and provide holiday cheer in liquid form instead
Yields One Cocktail
4 cups whole milk
¼ cup Nutella
6 ounces hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
¼ cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
¼ cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped, for garnish
Toasted coconut flakes, for garnish
Bring milk, Nutella, and salt to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until Nutella is completely dissolved. Stir in liqueur. Turn off the heat but leave the pot on the stove while you whip up the cream.
Using an electric mixer, beat cream, confectioners' sugar, and espresso powder on medium speed in a large, chilled bowl until soft peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. (Alternately, beat by hand using a large wire whisk). Ladle drink into warm cups and top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with hazelnuts and coconut.
Excerpted with permission from "Winter Cocktails: Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks"
By Maria del Mar Sacasa
Quirk Books, $22.95, www.quirkbooks.com
Photo Credit: Photography by Tara Striano
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