Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
Frangelico // Italy
Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur is made in Piedmont from local Tonda Gentile hazelnuts. They are harvested, shelled, toasted, and crushed before infusing into neutral alcohol. After distillation, the hazelnut distillate is flavored with cocoa, coffee, vanilla, and other extracts. Then it's blended with alcohol, sugar, and water and placed in vats for 6-8 weeks to marry before bottling. Although Frangelico has a history dating back to the 18th century, it was first commercially available in 1978.
Nut LiqueursNut liqueur examples include almond (amaretto), pistachio, peanuts, hazelnut (noisette), walnuts (nocino) and so on. Amaretto however is often made from apricot pits.