If you’re like me and have hazelnut liqueur lurking in your liqueur cabinet not knowing what to do with it apart from hot chocolates, then put it to good use and make this cocktail.
This drink is inspired by a drink I had recently when I went out for dinner with one of my closest and gorgeous friends. Unfortunately I don’t get to see her very often because she lives in a different city, so its always such a treat when we catch up. This time I was lucky enough to have her all to myself for a whole weekend. We spent most of the time chatting (as you would expect) but also fitted in some wine, shopping and fitness. Yes fitness – I can’t say that I’m her equal when it comes to physical prowess and she did a good job of killing me when we scaled a mountain (okay, its more like a hill but technically its a mountain, and certainly felt like one) and did Bikram yoga (I love yoga, but who in their right mind thought it was a good idea to take something beautiful like yoga and do it in a sauna!). Needless to say, I was a little sore on Monday…and Tuesday…and Wednesday that week.
I was inspired to make this cocktail after we went to this modern Asian restaurant for dinner one night. The restaurant had some fantastic cocktails and the best edemame I have tasted. Its not often these days that I go out for dinner, especially with friends. But that’s just life with a toddler and it is actually not a bad thing because I have come to appreciate going out for dinner, a drink or a movie (still waiting to do that, my husband is crazy and doesn’t like going to the movies) oh so much more. This weekend I’m up for another treat and another night out. Yay, I’m very spoiled at the moment! One of my best and most gorgeous friend is getting married. I am so honoured to attend what is going to be a beautiful wedding.
I almost forgot, better tell you a little about the cocktail! Surprisingly hazelnut liqueur goes magically with lime. The drink by itself is a little tart, but pair it with some sweet and warmly spiced cinnamon-sugar with every sip and you have a delicious drink. Just make sure to have a little bit of that cinnamon-sugar rim with every sip.
I hope you too have a wonderful weekend and in the meantime, enjoy your Friday!
Friday Drinks: Hazelnut Sour
For the rim:
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 lime
For the cocktail:
- 2 x 60mL 2 x 2oz hazelnut flavoured liqueur
- 2 x 60mL 2 x 2oz freshly squeezed lime juice
For the rim:
Mix together sugar and cinnamon and place on a plate.
Rub lime around the rim of two old-fashioned tumblers to coat with the juice.
Place each glass upside with the rim in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. You may need to move it around a little in the cinnamon-sugar to make sure it sticks to the lime juice and the entire rim is coated.
For the cocktail:
Fill the glasses with ice.
Pour over liqueur and lime juice and stir gently to combine.
Serve immediately. Sip to enjoy and make sure you get some of the cinnamon-sugar in each sip!