Nuts and Berries Cocktail

Nuts and berries creamy cocktail
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

The aptly named nuts and berries cocktail is a delightful and rich drink, and it's easy to make. The nutty flavor comes from Frangelico, the hazelnut liqueur, and the black raspberry from Chambord, which gives you the strong berry essence. It is the same delicious combination found in the popular PB&J shooter (sometimes also called "nuts and berries").

The sweet mix is topped with your choice of cream or milk, and the result is quite charming. It’s so nice, in fact, that this drink was extremely popular at one time. It has lost a bit of that glory, but it remains a tasty and easy cocktail.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In an old-fashioned glass filled with ice, build the ingredients by pouring the Frangelico and Chambord.

  3. Top with milk or cream and stir again.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • While you can find other raspberry and hazelnut liqueurs, Chambord and Frangelico are your best options. They're both extremely easy to find and should be in almost every liquor store. You'll also find that a bottle of each makes a good addition to your bar stock.
  • Since this cocktail is served on the rocks, you'll find it better to use a heavier dairy product. Cream really does make the best drink here, but if you only have milk in stock that will do just fine. You will also find that whole or 2% milk works out better than lighter milk.
  • If you avoid dairy, any of the alternative "milks" should be good here as well. Almond milk is a fitting choice and would ramp up the drink's nuttiness. 

Recipe Variations

While you have Chambord and Frangelico in stock, you might want to mix up another creamy cocktail or two. The nuts and berries is one of the few recipes where the two liqueurs meet, though each can make a splash on its own.

  • The silk stocking is a tequila cocktail that pairs Chambord with reposado tequila, a hint of chocolate, and a splash of cream. It's light, pink, and pretty tasty.
  • If you prefer to skip the fruits, mix up a nutty Irishman. It can be served as a party shooter, a slow sipper on the rocks, or in a hot coffee cocktail. No matter how you make it, the combination of Frangelico and Irish cream is always a hit.

How Strong Is a Nuts and Berries?

You can pour as much or as little milk as you like. That will affect how strong the drink is, though it's almost always a relatively mild cocktail. For instance, if you pour 3 ounces of milk, the drink will weigh in around 9 percent alcohol by volume (18 proof).