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Kahlua Cocktails

5 Easy Cocktails you can make with Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

The chances are, if you're a big Espresso Martini fan, you've got a bottle of Kahlua stashed away. But have you ever wondered what other Cocktails and Simple serves you can make. Well, here you go. I've got 5 super tasty recipes for you to try out and I love each and every one of them! All with a skill level of 'Basic'.

Lets get the obvious out of the way first. Kahlua is a Coffee Liqueur. Pretty much the go to coffee liqueur in the Bar Industry. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of others. Tia Maria would be the big obvious one. But there's just something about Kahlua that makes Espresso Martini''s POP! Plus the price is good too!

Kahlua is one of those Drinks that has been around a long time. A VERY long time. 1936 would you believe. So at the time of writing, nearly 85 years old! Originally made in Mexico its now globally accepted as THE Coffee Liqueur. This is purely a guess, but i'd estimate at least 75% of the Bars in the UK have got a bottle on their back Bars. That's how popular it is. However, the Cocktails below are interchangeable. I'd pretty sure that could swap out Kahlua for Tia Maria and you'd get a similar result. Although not as good. But hey I'm the one writing the blog, so i'm biased!


  • 50ml Kahlua

  • 150ml Fever Tree Spiced Orange Ginger Ale

  • This is a simple highball serve. Just add the ingredients to a glass, top up with Ice, Garnish and serve!


  • 25ml Kahlua

  • 25ml Vodka

  • 25ml Half & Half

  • Add all the ingredients to a Rocks Glass. Add Ice and Serve. Traditionally, the Big Lebowski stirs the drink with his finger!


  • 35ml Kahlua

  • 15ml Cacao Brown

  • 5ml ODK Chilli Syrup -

  • Top with Ginger Beer

  • Add the ingredients to a Highball, Add Ice, Stir, Garnish and Serve!


  • 45ml Black Tears Spiced Rum

  • 35ml Kahlua

  • 15ml Banana

  • 50ml Half & Half

  • 25ml ODK Banana Purée -

  • 2 ways you can make this cocktail. Either Shake, or Blend. It doesn't matter. I do prefer to Shake, but mainly because cleaning the Blender is a bit of a Pain. Either way, serve it up in a Tiki Glass or Hurricane Glass and enjoy!


  • 45ml Dead Mans Fingers Coconut Rum

  • 25ml Kahlua

  • 45ml Pineapple Juice

  • 15ml Lime

  • Add all the ingredients to a Cocktail Shaker, Add Ice. Give it a good hard shake, then Double Strain into a Martini Glass or Coupe Glass!

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