Thursday, February 4, 2010

Nutella Cocktails (Three Ways) for WORLD NUTELLA DAY!

"We are the worllllld, We love Nutella" Everybody sing!
All over the internet today, there will be Nutella inspired goodies created and Blogged and Facebooked and Tweeted and Flash video'd for the sharing. In celebration of this sweet, nutty day I've taken Nutella into "adults only" land and created not just one Nutella Cocktail, but THREE NUTELLA INEBRIANTS:Here's a fun quip (from Wikipedia) about the history of the cocktail. According to the May 13, 1806, edition of the Balance and Columbian Repository, a publication in Hudson, NY in which an answer was provided to the question, "What is a cocktail?" It replied:
“Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters — it is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head. It is said, also to be of great use to a Democratic candidate: because a person, having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow anything else.”
When it comes to drinks, I'm the "do you have something with fruit juice or sugar in it?" kinda gal, but my husband is a "Martini - Belvedere, straight up, dry, a little dirty with extra olives" kinda guy. I take a swig of his martini when I need to clear my sinuses. These Nutella spirits covered it all.

Nutella Espresso Cordial w/Raspberry Vodka

With a pastry brush, paint the Cordial glasses with Nutella (this can be done ahead of the party also).

Then pour in a little raspberry vodka to taste. Lastly, pour in espresso to fill and drizzle with cream.

Nutella Vanilla-tini

Warm 1/2 cup Nutella and a shot of Frangelico in a saucepan on low, stirring until Nutella is melted and hold off the heat. Using a clean napkin, rub the rim of the Martini glass with water. Then dip the edges of the glass into a shallow bowl with a half and half mixture of crystal sugar and grated chocolate. With the glass upright, carefully pour in a shot of the Nutella syrup, followed by 3 shots of Vanilla Stoli that has been "shaken over ice".

Nutella Baileys con Caffe

Warm 1/2 cup of Nutella in a sauce pan with 2 cups of dark brewed coffee. Pour shot of Baileys into a handled cup, fill with Nutella/Caffe, top with Nutella Whipped Cream (made by whipping 1 cup of chilled heavy whipping cream to a soft fluff, then add 1 Tbls. of Nutella and continue to whip until incorporated.)

Tomorrow, you can return to making Nutella ice cream and crepes, but for one night -- The Nutella is all ours...and the world's! Happy World Nutella Day!

Quote from my husband,"I really like being your taste-tester today!"

The 4th Annual World Nutella Day was the delicious idea of:
Ms Adventures In Italy and Bleeding Espresso, and I'm thankful!


Brynn said...

Yum, and guess what? Nutella is gluten free. Genius!

Paula - bell'alimento said...

Happy World Nutella Day! Now those are my kind of drinks ; )

Kitchen Monki Dan said...

Celebrate! Nutella brings me back to my youth, although I wouldn't have been allowed to sample any of these, lol .... cheers!

Khali//Bandit and the Scene Stealers said...

Holy yum! I will drink to that with that!

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Excellent. I'm a huge fan of chocolaty drinks...all the better with Nutella! Thanks for participating :)