Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist



Kahlua is a rich, dark and smooth coffee based liqueur drink from Mexico. Although it is a liqueur, it is extremely versatile and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways and thus lends itself to a wide choice of occasions.

Pronounced "Kah-loo-aah", the beverage is a dark, but soft and semi-sweet liqueur with a coffee base. Kahlua is blended in Mexico and exported world-wide. You can buy Kahlua in most supermarkets and liquor stores around the UK/Europe as well as North America. Look for the dark colored bottle and the bright yellow and red label.

Kahlua Cocktail Recipes - Different Ways to Enjoy Kahlua

Black Russian
1 Part Kahlua, 2 Parts Vodka

Method: Pour ingredients into a short glass, stir gently and serve immediately.

Kahlua Mudslide
This is what a Kahlua mudslide looks like
1 Part Kahlua, 1 Part Irish Cream Liqueur, 2 Parts Vodka, 2 Parts Milk or Cream, ice cubes.

Method: Pour the Kahlua, Irish Cream and Vodka over a short glass with ice. Top with Cream or full-cream milk. Serve.


Ingredients: 1 Part Kahlua, 2 or 3 Parts Cream or Milk

Method: Pour the Kahlua and Cream or full cream milk into a short glass (ice optional) and stir.

Kahlua Cream Soda

Ingredients: 2 Parts Kahlua, 1.5 Parts whipping cream, 4 Parts Soda Water

Method: Pour Kahlua and whipping cream into a cocktail mixer and shake thoroughly. Strain mixture into a tall glass and then add soda water. Best consumed with a straw!

Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Ingredients: 1 Part Kahlua, 5 Parts Hot Chocolate, 1 TbSp of whipped cream

Method: Pour hot chocolate drink (made with milk or water) onto the Kahlua in a glass or mug. Top with whipped cream and serve.

Kahlua Coffee

Ingredients: Kahlua, Coffee

Method: Liven up your after dinner coffee with Kahlua! Prepare your coffee to taste (with or without milk). If you normally take sugar, leave it out, and pour some Kahlua in the cup or mug to taste. Enjoy!

Kahlua Cockroach

Ingredients: 1 Part of Kahlua, 1.5 Parts Tequila.

Method: This drink combines the two great Mexican classics of Tequila and Kahlua. Pour the Tequila and Kahlua into a glass, and (optionally) set on fire with a lighter. If you light it, pop a straw in the glass and drink! Otherwise this can be enjoyed slowly, on its own or as an after dinner liqueur. The Tequila thins the texture of the Kahlua and gives it a little "bite" - excellent!

And yes - Kahlua can be very eroti...erm..I mean exotic.



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  2. Anonymous8:18 PM

    I usually drink kahlua with milk but will try the other kahlua recipes :)