Frangelico Truffle Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:17

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Frangelico Truffle is a delightful cocktail that combines the rich, nutty flavor of Frangelico liqueur with the smooth creaminess of Baileys Irish Cream. It's a popular choice for those who enjoy sweet, dessert-like cocktails. The cocktail is named after the Frangelico liqueur, which is made from hazelnuts and has a long history dating back to the 18th century in Italy.

How Frangelico Truffle Tastes?

The Frangelico Truffle has a sweet, creamy, and nutty taste. The combination of Frangelico and Baileys gives it a rich, dessert-like flavor that is both indulgent and satisfying.

Interesting facts about Frangelico Truffle

  • The Frangelico Truffle is often served as a dessert cocktail after dinner.
  • The cocktail is named after the Frangelico liqueur, which is made from hazelnuts.
  • Despite its sweet taste, the Frangelico Truffle is quite strong, with both Frangelico and Baileys being high in alcohol content.



The Frangelico adds a distinctive hazelnut flavor that is sweet, rich, and slightly herbal. It's the heart of the drink, providing a nutty baseline. Without it, you lose the 'truffle' essence. A possible alternative could be amaretto for an almond twist, though you’d end up with a different nut profile.

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Baileys Irish Cream

Bailey's contributes a creamy texture and a subtle whiskey kick, which complements the hazelnut tones of Frangelico. The creaminess is crucial, and skipping it would make the drink less indulgent. An alternative might be another cream liqueur, like RumChata, for a cinnamon-forward profile.

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Chocolate Syrup

Chocolate syrup deepens the dessert-like quality, adding sweetness and chocolate richness. Omit it, and the cocktail loses its depth. A pinch of cocoa powder could work as a less sweet substitution, or dark chocolate liqueur for a boozy kick.

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Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is the cherry on top, adding a visual flair and creamy finish. Without it, the cocktail feels incomplete. Coconut whipped cream could be a dairy-free alternative, adding a tropical note.

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Recipe. How to make Frangelico Truffle Drink

  1. Pour the Frangelico, Baileys, and chocolate syrup into a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well until the mixture is well chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a martini glass.
  4. Top with whipped cream and serve.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to ensure that the ingredients are well mixed.
  • For an extra touch, you can garnish the cocktail with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or a chocolate stick.

Perfect Pairings

Coffee and Desserts

  • Coffee: The rich and sweet nature of the Frangelico Truffle cocktail makes it a perfect companion for coffee, especially dark roast that can complement the nutty and chocolate flavors.
  • Chocolate Desserts: Serve alongside chocolate lava cake, truffles, or brownies to amplify the indulgent chocolate experience.
  • Cheesecakes: Pair with a classic or hazelnut-infused cheesecake for a creamy and delightful combination.
  • Nut-Based Pastries: Enjoy with almond croissants or hazelnut biscotti to echo the nutty notes in the cocktail.

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What you could change in Frangelico Truffle

  • You can substitute the Baileys Irish Cream with any other cream liqueur.
  • If you don't have Frangelico, you can use any other hazelnut liqueur.

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Espresso Truffle Twist

  • Frangelico: 1.5 oz
  • Baileys Irish Cream: 1 oz
  • Espresso: 1 shot
  • Chocolate Syrup: 0.5 oz
  • Whipped cream: 1 oz

Recipe: Replace half of the chocolate syrup with a shot of hot espresso. This twist brings a bitter edge and a caffeine kick that cuts through the sweetness, creating a more balanced cocktail. Perfect for coffee lovers!

Vegan Hazel Delight

  • Hazelnut Liqueur (Dairy-Free): 1.5 oz
  • Coconut Milk Creamer: 1.5 oz
  • Dark Chocolate Syrup: 1 oz
  • Dairy-Free Whipped Cream: 1 oz

Recipe: Substitute Baileys with a dairy-free coconut milk creamer and top with dairy-free whipped cream. This vegan-friendly twist caters to those with dietary restrictions without compromising on flavor.

Nutty Caramel Indulgence

  • Frangelico: 1 oz
  • Baileys Irish Cream: 1 oz
  • Salted Caramel Syrup: 1 oz
  • Chocolate Syrup: 0.5 oz
  • Whipped cream (Caramel Infused): 1 oz

Recipe: Introduce salted caramel syrup and reduce the chocolate syrup for a seductive marriage of nutty, sweet, and salty flavors. The caramel whipped cream takes it over the top for a decadent treat.

In case you forgot basics how to make Frangelico Truffle

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

Learn everything on how to shake

Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Frangelico Truffle

What type of glass is best for serving the Frangelico Truffle?

The Frangelico Truffle is traditionally served in a martini glass, but it can also be served in a champagne coupe for a vintage vibe or in a rocks glass if it is served over ice.

Can I make the Frangelico Truffle non-alcoholic?

Yes, you can try substituting the alcohol with alcohol-free alternatives. For Frangelico, you can use a hazelnut syrup or a hazelnut-flavored coffee creamer. For Baileys, you can use a non-alcoholic Irish Cream.

Is Frangelico Truffle suitable for vegans?

No, Baileys Irish Cream uses dairy cream, making it unsuitable for vegans. But you could use a vegan cream liqueur as a substitute.

Why is it called Frangelico Truffle?

The cocktail is named after Frangelico, a hazelnut liqueur, and 'Truffle' refers to the sweet, dessert-like taste of the drink, similar to a chocolate truffle.

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