Frangelico is a brand of noisette (flavored with hazelnuts) and herb-flavored liqueur coloured with caramel coloring, which is produced in Canale, Italy. It is 20% alcohol by volume (ABV) or 40 proof. Formerly, it was 24% ABV or 48 proof. When produced by the Barbaro family it was bottled at 28% ABV or 56 proof. The brand was created in 1978. It is known for its unusual packaging; its bottle was designed to look like a Christian friar, complete with a knotted white cord around the waist.
According to the manufacturer, the name of the liqueur is based on a legend of a hermit monk named Fra Angelico who “created unique recipes for liqueurs”. The bottle itself most closely resembles the habit of a Franciscan friar.
Frangelico is made in a similar manner to some other nut liqueurs: nuts are crumbled up and combined with cocoa, vanillaberries, and other natural flavors, and then left to soak in the base spirit. After the spirit has absorbed the flavor of the ingredients, the liqueur is filtered, sweetened, and bottled.
Frangelico contains: Sugar, alcohol, hazelnut distillate, natural and artificial flavours, caramel.
A 1 US fluid ounce (30 ml) serving of Frangelico contains about 11 g of sugar. In other words, Frangelico is approximately 40% sugar by weight.