Piedmont is a large mountainous region in the northwest corner of Italy, ringed on three sides by the Alps, and also contains one of the country’s most famous lakes. It’s justifiably well-known for its wines and is the region which gave birth to the Slow Food movement. And although it didn’t last long, Piedmont was also home to the first capital of a unified Italy in 1861.
Here is my friend Traci taste testing ....
The confections will be available at the MarieBelle chocolate boutique in NYC and online at www.mariebelle.com and the truffles will be on sale beginning November 2012 through January 2013.
As you can see, Traci is enjoying her glass of Frangelico and a bit of truffle.
... and Joanie is considering ... a true taste tester!
It's a winner!!As you might already know, Bide-A-Wee is a humane organization that provides shelter, care and compassion to homeless animals. During the 2012 / 2013 holiday season, a portion of the proceeds from the Frangelico Charity truffle will benefit the Bide-A-Wee organization.
I enjoyed this liqueur a good deal. It has a nice taste of Hazelnut and chocolate and I think it would make a very fine after dinner drink during the holidays or really, anytime.
Here is a nice cocktail recipe you can try for yourself::
Frangelico Truffle Cocktail
1 oz Frangelico
1 oz SKYY vodka
3/4 oz of espresso
Shake with ice and serve in a cocktail or martini glass.
Dust with chocolate shavings
For those who may not have espresso on a regular basis, you can try this simpler recipe that is really delicious!
Frangelico on the Rocks
- 2 oz Frangelico® Hazelnut Liqueur
- 2 oz Citrus Vodka
Add both ingredients in a shaker, shake and strain into a sugar rimmed glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sugar covered lemon wedge.
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