9 Walnut Liqueur Cocktails to Shake Up Your Happy Hour!

9 Best Walnut Liqueur Cocktails

As a bartender, I'm always on the lookout for unique and flavorful ingredients to incorporate into my cocktail recipes. One such ingredient that I've recently become obsessed with is walnut liqueur.

This nutty spirit is made by infusing walnuts into a base alcohol, such as vodka or brandy, and adding sugar to create a sweet and slightly bitter liqueur.

Walnut liqueur is versatile and can be used in a variety of cocktails to add depth and complexity. Its nutty flavor pairs well with a range of ingredients, from citrus to chocolate.

The liqueur can also be used as a substitute for other nut-based spirits, such as amaretto or hazelnut liqueur.

When crafting a walnut liqueur cocktail, it's important to balance the sweetness of the liqueur with other ingredients.

This can be achieved by using fresh citrus juice, bitters, or herbal liqueurs. Adding a touch of salt or a savory ingredient, such as bacon or rosemary, can also help to balance the sweetness.

In this blog post, I'll be sharing some of my favorite walnut liqueur cocktail recipes.

From classic cocktails with a nutty twist to innovative creations, these recipes are sure to inspire you to experiment with this delicious ingredient. So grab a bottle of walnut liqueur and let's get mixing!

1. Black Walnut Old Fashioned

Black Walnut Old Fashioned

The Black Walnut Old Fashioned is a unique twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail. This recipe uses a homemade walnut rum and adds a touch of black walnut liqueur for a rich and nutty flavor. The result is a smooth and sophisticated cocktail with a warm and comforting taste.

This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a strong, flavorful drink with a hint of sweetness. So, if you're looking to try something new and exciting, give the Black Walnut Old Fashioned a try and experience the deliciousness of this unique cocktail.

2. Walnut Pear Pie Cocktail

Walnut Pear Pie Cocktail

The Walnut Pear Pie Cocktail is a perfect fall and winter cocktail that combines the rich nutty flavor of walnut liqueur with the comforting taste of pears. This cocktail is made with Coopers’ Craft Bourbon, which adds a caramel and fall flavor to the drink.

The addition of lemon juice and bitters balances the sweetness of the pear and walnut liqueur, resulting in a cozy and delightful cocktail. This cocktail is perfect for special holiday events or a cozy night in. If you're looking for a unique and delicious Walnut Liqueur Cocktail, the Walnut Pear Pie Cocktail is definitely worth trying.

3. Mulled Cider With Whiskey and Nocino

Mulled Cider With Whiskey And Nocino

If you're looking for a unique and flavorful cocktail to add to your holiday menu, Mulled Cider With Whiskey and Nocino is a must-try. This warm apple cider drink is infused with Nocino, an Italian liqueur distilled from walnuts, which gives it a spicier and woodsier bite than traditional nut liqueurs like amaretto.

The addition of whiskey adds a comforting warmth to the drink, making it perfect for sipping on a chilly evening. This cocktail is best paired with a wedge of blue cheese or another nutty and savory cheese. If you're looking to expand your cocktail repertoire and impress your guests, give Mulled Cider With Whiskey and Nocino a try.

4. Fig Walnut Sour

Fig Walnut Sour

The Fig Walnut Sour is a delightful seasonal cocktail that combines the classic elements of a sour with a twist. This bourbon-based cocktail features a delicious fig syrup and black walnut bitters that add a unique taste to the drink. The fig syrup, which needs to sit for an hour after simmering, lends the finished cocktail a pretty autumnal hue.

The bourbon used in the cocktail is Blanton's Single Barrel, which is known for its smoothness and is a favourite among bourbon enthusiasts. The addition of egg white and lemon juice adds a creamy and tangy taste to the cocktail. Overall, the Fig Walnut Sour is a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and delicious cocktail that is perfect for the fall season.

5. New York Sour With Spiced Pear

New York Sour With Spiced Pear

The New York Sour with Spiced Pear is a perfect Fall-inspired cocktail that combines the classic New York Sour with the unique flavor of St. George spiced pear liqueur and black walnut bitters. The addition of a red wine float adds a touch of sophistication to the drink.

This cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and elegant drink that is perfect for the cooler months. The dehydrated lemon garnish adds a beautiful touch to the presentation of the cocktail. Overall, the New York Sour with Spiced Pear is a delightful and well-balanced cocktail that is sure to impress.

6. Walnut and Bourbon Hot Chocolate

Walnut And Bourbon Hot Chocolate

The Walnut and Bourbon Hot Chocolate is a luxurious and comforting cocktail perfect for the holiday season. It's spiked with North Forest Kreme™ Walnut Liqueur, which adds a rich and buttery walnut flavor to the drink.

The addition of bourbon whisky gives the cocktail a classic twist, and the homemade hot chocolate base ensures a deep chocolate flavor and silky texture. The North Forest Kreme™ Walnut Liqueur is a secret ingredient that takes this cocktail to a whole new level. It's a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and indulgent drink this winter season.

7. Black Manhattan

Black Manhattan

The Black Manhattan is a unique twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail. This version uses rye whiskey, walnut liqueur, and bitters to create a slightly sweet and nutty flavor that is both delicious and sophisticated.

The dark color of the drink is visually appealing and adds to the overall experience of sipping on this cocktail. If you're a fan of whiskey and looking for something different, the Black Manhattan is definitely worth a try.

8. Spiked Hot Chocolate

Spiked Hot Chocolate

If you're looking for a cozy winter drink with a boozy twist, look no further than the Spiked Hot Chocolate. Made with creamy milk, rich chocolate, and non-dairy walnut liqueur, this indulgent drink is perfect for sipping on cold winter nights.

Topped with homemade whipped cream, this hot chocolate is sure to warm you up from the inside out. Whether you're enjoying it with a plate of Christmas cookies or just curling up with a good book, this Spiked Hot Chocolate is a must-try for any cocktail lover.

9. Mississippi Mudtini

Mississippi Mudtini

The Mississippi Mudtini is a chocolate martini that combines the flavors of marshmallow vodka, Godiva chocolate liqueur, and nocello (walnut liqueur) to create a unique and delicious cocktail. The drink is perfect for the holiday season and is sure to impress your friends and family.

The name "Mississippi Mud" refers to the dark, muddy banks of the Mississippi River and the gooey chocolate desserts that are named after them. The Mississippi Mudtini is a fun and easy way to enjoy the flavors of this iconic dessert in a cocktail form. If you're a fan of chocolate martinis or looking for a new and exciting cocktail to try, the Mississippi Mudtini is definitely worth a taste.