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5 Easy Kahlua Cocktails

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Kahlua is arguably the world’s most premium coffee liqueur, made with a blend of Arabica Coffee and the best Sugarcane rum in Mexico.

The drink has a strong market presence in 150 countries and has become a favourite among bartenders and mixologists.

As the world, celebrates Kahlua Day today, maybe you should join the fun and pour yourself a glass of Kahlua today.

You might as well want to be adventurous and delve into the cocktail world with your Kahlua. If you are wondering what cocktail to settle for, here are five (5) simple Kahlua cocktails.

Kahlua Cookie

The Kahlua Cookie is a blended cocktail that leaves you with that cookie-in-icecream feeling.

What you need

  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 3 chocolate cookies
  • 1 1/2 ounces Kahlua
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 1-ounce half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

How to make

Add all ingredients in a blender, and blend until it’s very, very smooth. Serve in a hurricane glass, topped with whipped cream.

White Russian

The taste of chocolate and cream best describes what this classic cocktail is all about.

What you need

  • 1 .5 ounces of vodka
  • 1-ounce coffee liqueur (or dark creme de cacao)
  • 1-ounce cream

How to make

Build ingredients over ice in an old-fashioned glass.

Espresso Martini

A classic Kahlua cocktail, the Espresso Martini comes with a guarantee to keep you alert and kicking. It is one of those cocktails you can have when on a break on a very busy day.

What you need

  • 1 shot espresso (or very strong coffee)
  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 shot Kahlua
  • 1 shot half & half

How to make

  • Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into chilled martini glass.
  • If you can, layer the frothed milk on top like the pictures instead of combining half & half with the alcohol.
  • Garnish with Espresso seeds.

Ground Zero

No this is not the remains of the World Trade Centre, but it can get you feeling that way. It has a strange combination of ingredients, yet it’s still a pure alcohol shot.

What you need

  • 1/2 ounce bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Kahlua

How to make

Add all ingredients into a glass and stir.

Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Simple, yet super-amazing cocktail. It is a beautiful blend of Kahlua Coffee Liqueur with hot cocoa.

What you need

  • Hot cocoa
  • Kahlua

How to make

  • Prepare your hot cocoa how you prefer and pour it into an Irish coffee mug.
  • Add some Kahlua.
  • You can garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or cocoa powder.
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5 Easy Kahlua Cocktails

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Kahlua: A Coffee Liqueur With a Heart

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A bottle of Kahlua Coffee Liqueur set on the table brings a unique spark to an evening or merry, cheer and drinking.

Birthed in Mexico, Kahlua is among the world’s premium liqueurs, with a continuously developed taste to satisfy drinkers with an extra-sweet palate.

It has gained so much global popularity that February 27 has a been set aside as Kahlua Day to celebrate the drink.

Brief History of Kahlua

Just like Kahlua is a beautiful blend sweet sugarcane and strong, hand-picked Arabica coffee, it’s history is linked to the teamwork of four gentlemen.

In 1936, Senior Blanco, Montalvo Lara and the Alvarez Brothers came together to bring to reality their bright idea. One of the four gave birth to the idea, two provided the coffee, the fourth was the chemist who created the perfect blend – and Kahlua was born.

The company was called “House of Acolhua people”  in the Veracruz Nahuatl language spoken before the Spanish Conquest of Mexico.

The word Kahlua actually has ties to the ancient Arabic languages, and it is also said to be a slang word for coffee.

In 1994, the company merged with Allied Lyons to become Allied Domecq, and a decade and a year later, the largest spirits distributor in the world, Pernod Ricard took up ownership of the company.

How Kahlua is made

Kahlua is made from quality coffee beans that are being ground and brewed before the distillation starts. It takes up to six years to get the perfect coffee beans to make the liqueur.

After harvesting, the coffee is dried and rested for a six-month period in huge burlap bags. During this time, the rum is brewed from sugarcane. To distil, the juice from the sugarcane is extracted, boiled and mixed with water and fermented to become alcohol.

The coffee beans are roasted after a seven-year waiting period. It is then blended with the alcoholic spirit and allowed to rest for four weeks. The end result is a coffee liqueur with tastes of vanilla and fudge

The liqueur is then bottled and sold off to the 150  World markets where it has gained global popularity as the best coffee liqueur in the world.

The Nectar of Cocktails

Having gained popularity in the 1980’s when liqueur cocktails were trendy, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur became the darling of bartenders and mixologists.

It is still the nectar of so many liqueur based cocktails like White Russian, Mudslide and Espresso Martini.

The coffee and vanilla flavours of the liqueur fill the palate of cocktails, while also leaving space for the flavours of the other cocktail ingredients to breathe. With Kahlua, cocktails get even better.


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Kahlua: A Coffee Liqueur With a Heart

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