Cocktail Hour: The Nutty Professor

Nutty professor flash

Welcome to another edition of Cocktail Hour, where I test out your favorite alcoholic beverages.  While last week’s Brave Bull was, more or less, a disaster, this week’s super-sweet cocktail was an all-around hit!  This fantastic combination of vanilla vodka, hazelnut liqueur, and butterscotch shnapps makes for a cocktail that is easy to drink and kind to your tastebuds.

Here’s the recipe:

1 oz. Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
1 oz. vanilla vodka
1 oz. butterscotch shnapps

Simply throw the ingredients into a shaker with ice, mix it up, and serve it one of two ways.  You can either pour it into a martini glass on its own or into an old-fashioned glass with ice.  I chose the latter.  Here’s what it looks like:

Nutty Professor drink

I was surprised to find that this cocktail turned out to be a pale yellow color.  For some reason I thought that it would be brown.  It smelled deliciously sweet- much better than the tear-inducing Brave Bull

The first sip was delicious.  My initial reaction was that it tasted like Bailey’s, but less creamy.  During the next few sips, I tasted more of the nutty flavor that gives the drink its namesake.  My roommate suggested that the butterscotch flavor stood out more- “It tastes just like a butterscotch dum-dum!”  No matter what flavor stands out to you more, this drink definitely tastes like candy.

Because The Nutty Professor is so sugary-sweet, it took me a looong time to drink it.  But I definitely enjoyed every sip.  Essentially, this cocktail is a girly drink with a not-so-girly appearance.  Perfect for a ladies’ night, a birthday, or just an after-dinner treat, the Nutty Professor is one drink that will seriously satisfy your sweet tooth!

Here are some more vodka drinks that I enjoy:
Red Apple Martini
Fruit Salad Drink
Summer Fresh Martini
Moscow Hot Chocolate
Lemon Drop

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  • Kaitlin

    Ok, I know I am not legally old enough to indulge in this kind of beverage, but I have to say that it sounds amazing! Yum!!

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