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I hate drinking coffee. Every now and again someone will insist that I try a cup of Americano or Mochalatte or Alpacino or whatever they're called, just to see if that section of my tastebuds has 'grown up'. But no, it's always a mistake, as it just bounces straight out of my stomach. So it makes no sense then that I really like Kahlua, a coffee liqueur from Mexico.
Come to think of it, I also like coffee cake. And tiramisu. Coffee ice cream is disgusting though. But I like the smell of coffee beans. There's something weird going on in my nose/brain/stomach that can't decide whether coffee is nice or poisonous. And while alcohol can technically be called a poison, this is hardly the sort of thing that should be used in vast quantities.
Kahlua is a very syrupy, viscous drink, and is primarily used as an ingredient in a variety of cocktails. Drunk neat I didn't find it very pleasant at all - very gloopy and still too coffee-ish for me, though it was still preferable to a cup of the normal stuff. Best used in conjunction with other ingredients, then.
Perhaps the best known of these is the White Russian (sometimes known as a Russian Bride), whose popularity surged after the release of the Coen brothers' classic shaggy dog story 'The Big Lebowski', in which Jeff Bridge's lazy but likeable 'The Dude' character glugs away a fair few of these. Made with a 3/2 ratio of vodka to Kahlua, and topped up with milk and/or cream over ice, this is more like a dessert in a glass. If you're at all health conscious, the calorific value of even a small one of these will make your eyes fall out of your head. In short, it WILL make you VERY fat if you drink this regularly. I find it makes a very nice seasonal drink at Christmas - better than eggnog or the ubiquitous Baileys in my opinion anyway.
Speaking of desserts, another hugely indulgent recipe using Kahlua is the Frozen Mudslide, which is like the above but substitutes the milk for ice-cream and a shot of Baileys or equivalent. I've served this as a dessert with shortbread once or twice, and it's quite a treat.
It's also quite nice in hot chocolate. A mug with a spoonful of this dropped in is a very warming treat after a day out hiking in winter, and will quickly warm the cockles, limpets and mussels of your heart. It can also be drizzled over cake, if you want to, but I found it a bit overpowering and wasn't a good idea.
Finding this stuff isn't normally too hard, as it can often be found in the spirits section of most supermarkets. Occasionally it vanishes, but it's hardly a problem considering it lasts forevers without going off, and is used in such small quanities. It costs around the £15 mark for a 70cl bottle, which will last a good long while, and its characteristic brown bottle with yellow and red labelling makes it easy to spot.
This is another drink that I discovered on my travels, I was in Mexico in 2001, and worrying that I had not brought my mother a gift back, she is one of those woman who says she doesn't want anything, but if you don't get anything it's wrong! As my dad is so easy to get a bottle of Whisky (ideally duty free prices) he's sorted.
I was attracted to the bottle, as it was a dark brown glass bottle and in the shape of a face with a yellow label on the front, after reading the general description that it was a coffee flavoured liqueur, the first thing that came to mind was Tia Maria, she likes that, present sorted!
=To the drink=
Kahlua is a coffee based liqueur, and the main ingredients are cane spirit, Mexican coffee and vanilla, but it differs from Tia Maria in the fact that it is a stronger and less sweet drink, almost like a strong espresso.
The bottle is 70cl, the alcohol content is about 20%, and is priced at around £15, although shopping around supermarkets you may get a better deal. This has now become a Christmas fixture drink for us as a family, and gets finished off throughout the year, although by March the bottle is empty.
Kahula can be drank on its own, to me it is like a strong espresso that someone has forgotten to put the sugar in, but I do have a sweet tooth. It can also be served as a mixer.
This is equal measures of Kahula, Vodka and coke, although the first time we drunk this I had mixed mine with coke, but I noticed that my mum's glass had not got many bubbles in it, I just presumed she had left it on the side and the coke had gone flat, by dinnertime, she was a bit woozy, the dog nearly ended up eating a joint of beef, as she was that gone that she was slicing it was piece for the dog, a piece for the dinner, - when asked how many she had only a couple large glasses, followed by I only followed the instructions on the bottle, their version they omitted the coke. Have to say the snoring has never been forget to this day.
equal measures vodka, kahlua and milk or cream which gives it a more luxury feel.
mix equal measures of vodka and kahlua together, then add the same amount of baileys and crushed ice, mix together than serve.
mix milk, ice-cream and kahula in a blender, lovely on a hot day.
I personally feel that the price holds back buying the product more often, it is a great drink, I personally find it more suited as a base for cocktails, but a 9/10 for the drink.
Kahlua is a coffee based liqueur that is very easy to drink. I first started drinking it a couple of years ago when I was given it as a Christmas present and since then, it is something I have always associated with that time of the year and is my favourite alcoholic drink.
It can be drunk on its own but my recommendation is to have it with a medium sized glassof milk. Put the kahlua in the bottom of the glass (normal spirit measures) and then fill the rest of the glass with milk and add a couple of ice cubes. Then stir the glass and the milk mixes with the kahlua to give a rick and smooth flavour. The only downside I can think of with this drink is the amount of calories in it! It could also be quite sickly if you were to have more than a couple I suppose.
When me and my mate decided to have a few drinks last weekend she turned up with a bottle of Kahlua which I've seen before but have never tasted. It's a coffee liqueur like Tia Maria but has a better flavour and I don't think it's as sweet as Tia Maria and that's good because that drink makes me feel sick sometimes.
We had ours with coke to start with and then my mate told me about a cocktail recipe she had heard where you mix Kahlua with vanilla vodka and cold milk. I had got a bottle of vanilla vodka so we tried it like that and it was yummy and very creamy tasting.
The Kahlua on its own is wicked and tastes quite strong of coffee and it's good because it doesn't taste too alcoholic because I don't always like the taste of strong spirit drinks. I enjoyed trying it with all different mixers because it was fun and it was weird the way the Kahlua tasted so different with the different things you put in it but the coffee flavour was still always there.
The drink is a bit sweet but not too much and it goes great with loads of different mixers. I tried it with sparkling water and ice cubes and that was a lovely refreshing drink that seemed to be loads lighter than other ways I had drunk Kahlua.
The bottle is dead nice as well and reminds me of the Aztecs for some reason because of the shape of it and the bright yellow label. It looks a dead posh drinks and I was a bit surprised when my mate said this bottle only cost £13.00 because I thought it would have been more expensive than that. The alcohol volume is 20% so it's quite strong but it goes down so smooth and easy that it doesn't feel like you're drinking anything too strong.
The problem with that is that it will get you drunk before you know it and even though I didn't get off my head I still had quite a bad hangover and headache the next morning but that was nothing a Sausage McMuffin couldn't solve!
Available in most supermarkets, 'Kahlua' is a coffee flavoured liqueur. When people think of coffee and alcohol, the first thing which generally comes to mind is 'Tia Maria' - but Kahlua is stronger and less sweet than its exotic rival.
Kahlua is simple - Cane Spirit, Mexican Coffee and vanilla - that's it. You can purchase a 700ml bottle for 13.69 from Sainsbury, and although it is expensive, it does last a while if you're a sensible drinker. The product can vary a fair bit in terms of its alcoholic content, and it will depend on the manufacturer, but the range is generally between 20-35%.
There are some great cocktails which use Kahlua as their basis, and one of them is the 'Mudslide' - a favourite of mine, which can be created in the following manner;
Take 60ml (4 tbsp) of Vodka, and mix with the same amount of Kahlua. Now add the same quantity of Bailey's Irish Cream and mix with crushed ice in a shaker - simple yet delicious!
I like the taste of Kahlua, but prefer not to drink it on its own. One common practice is to simply add chilled milk and ice, and consume it as a long drink. This concoction tastes a bit like a potent coffee milkshake, but it's by no means bad.
I recommend the product as part of a cocktail makers essential kit, as it can be used in a variety of creations. Apart from the Mudslide which I mentioned earlier, it has uses in the B-52, Baby Guinness, and Black Russian. Give it a go!
I had never had Kahlua until I heard a sketch by George Carlin in which he mentioned a man on a plane working on his ninth Kahlua. I have mentioned in my previous drinks reviews That I like to try new drinks all the time and a few months ago while I was out on a night out with a friend I decided to try Kahlua for the first time.
Intrigued about the drink I Did a bit of research on Kahlua and found that it is a Mexican Coffee based Drink that ranges from 20.0% and 26.5% abv depending on the market. It is a mix of alcohol and coffee and is known as a great cocktail ingredient.
Now onto the drink. Once I had bought one of these in a local pub I smelt it and smelt a mix of coffee beans and chocolate even though theres no chocolate in. You can smell the alcohol but the coffee scent is quite strong. I am not a big fan of coffee and only tend to have coffee when I am out in town.
As you take the drink to your lips you will taste the mix of coffee and alcohol and it is a suprisingly nice taste considering the well known spirit that is common with coffee is Whisky and not liquers. It has a nice sweet taste that has hints of vanilla in with the coffee and it is best served with ice in my opinion even though some like it at room temperature.
The good thing about Kahlua is that you can put it with a variety of cocktails.
I'm sure you will have heard of these cocktails.
B-52, Baby Guinness, Mudslide, and the White Russian and Black Russian. They all contain Kahlua.
I told you that this is a very versatile drink and this is the proof.All these cocktails contain Kahlua® coffee liqueur...
Dirty Girl Scout
Kahlua and Cream
Fridays Frozen Mudslide
Girl Scout Cookie
Price and availability
You can buy Kahlua from all the supermarkets and of course off licences. A double in a pub or club can range from around £3 to anything up to about £7 in some places in London and other expensive city pubs and clubs. It's generally no more expensive than most other spirits like Whisky, Rum and Vodka.
As this drink is only around 20% it is very easy to find in your local supermarkets and off licences. You can buy a 700ml bottle of this for around £17 which isnt that bad considering how versatile it is. If you are planning a party and are looking to experiment with cocktails then this is a recommended drink to have as it is so versatile.
So there we have it, my review of Kahlua is nearly complete, I recommend this drink to anyone who likes to try new drinks. It is such a versatile drink that it will suit so many different people. One of my favourite drinks when I go out to have a few drinks.
I am not a big drinker. I am a mother and therefore rarely have time to nurse a hangover from under the duvet while I watch the Hollyoaks omnibus on a Sunday so I don't usually bother. Having said that, I have two weaknesses - the first is Tequila which for safety reasons I should not be allowed within 20 feet of and the other is Kahlua for which I fell hard several years ago on a trip home to Canada.
>>>The History of Kahlua<<<
Kahlua, well know in the Americas and growing in recognition in the UK, is a popular Mexican liqueur produced by Allied Domecq since before the second World War. In 2005, it was acquired by Pernod Richard and has since become the second largest liqueur brand throughout the world.
>>>Awaken your five senses - well, three of them anyway unless you count hearing it call your name<<<
Pure sunshine in a bottle - for coffee fans at least. Kahlua is a rich, syrupy coffee liqueur with a strong brown colour and the aroma of freshly roasted, caramelized coffee beans which reaches you before this sweet nectar even passes your lips. It has a secondary vanilla flavouring which cuts through the bitterness of the coffee flavour.
Kahlua is a smooth drink which glides down your throat so smoothly that you hardly notice the 18 or so top ups you have throughout the night.
Some people add this to their coffee (a more acceptable way of drinking during the day!), some drink it straight. I like to keep things simple and drink it with milk. This is affectionately known as a "Brown Cow" but it isn't until I have downed at least 4 that I am actually confident enough to ask for it by name at a bar. It is also nice, although a bit sweet for me, mixed with Coke or Diet Coke. It is most often used in cocktails and shots. Below are just a few of the fantastically indulgent drinks Kahlua is used in (I haven't even mentioned the Kinky Orgasm, Quick f**K, Blow Job or Mongolian Mother f**ker).
1. The B-52 combines Kahlua with Amaretto and Baileys
2. White Russians adds Kahlua to Vanilla Vodka and Cream
3. Duck Fart, if you are able to get past the oh so inviting name, promises to leave you floored with Kahlua, Baileys and Whisky
1. Frozen Mudslide combines Vodka, Kahlua and Baileys with ice cream to give you the perfect cocktail for getting ready for a girls night out
2. Toblerone again mixed Kahlua with Baileys as well as hazelnut liqueur, fresh cream and honey for a heavy, but tempting treat
3. The Paralyser does exactly what you would expect it to do by creating a lethal concoction with Kahlua, Tequila and Vodka mixed with cream and a dash of Coca Cola - If drinking these, make sure you have the following day free to recover and whimper quietly to yourself while suffering through the pain!
>Cooking with Kahlua<
For those of you who just can't get enough of the good stuff, you can also use it to cook with. Since your diet is already ruined, why not add some to your favourite batch of fudge brownies or really throw caution to the wind with a delectable Kahlua laced chocolate cake or Cheesecake. The possibility of artery clogging, heart stopping treats are endless!
Sugar, Coffee, Vodka, Vanilla
>>>If you really want to ruin a good drink, read the nutritional information<<<
This isn't good for you. It is high in calories and high in sugar not to mention the obvious alcohol content. There is no way to justify this as part of any diet plan unless your goal is to bloat up like a cream-filled balloon. So, the best thing to do is to stick your fingers in your ears to avoid the nagging voice in your head telling you not to drink it, sit back and enjoy - worry about the guilt later!
Per 25ml serving
Kahlua is priced moderately. I buy mine at Asda where a 70cl bottle for £12.98.
I find it a struggle to get Kahlua although alcohol retailers such as Threshers or Oddbins should stock it. Asda and Tesco's are the only stockists I have found so far.
>>>So there has to be something wrong with it<<<
We have already covered how as far as nutritional value this drink is quite obviously created by the devil and we all now know that it is to be drunk with a side serving of shame and washed down with next day's guilt.
The only other notable problem with Kahlua is that it is so easy to drink and before you know it, you are lying flat on your back wondering how you had managed to get in such a state after only a couple of glasses before you notice the empty bottle you are clinging to desperately wishing you had another.
This is a drink for the girls - but only those who don't obsess about their figure and live off celery and seaweed tea.
This isn't for those who hate everything coffee flavoured quite obviously, but everyone else will love it.
Girls - keep a close eye on the boyfriends, once they have finished their manly pints of Stella Artois and downed their double Jack Daniels, they will gravitate towards your Kahlua. Guard it with your life. Under no circumstances allow him to have any as doing so will result in you having to share any future bottles with them. Boys, you can have your Yorkie Bars - I am claiming this one for the girls!
Is there any better combination than coffee and alcohol?
Well, yes, there is. But I haven't got time to list them all here.
There are many coffee-based liqueurs on the market, and everyone has there own favourite. Personally, I don't think much beats the flavour of Tia Maria, but giving it a good run for its money, at least in the popularity stakes, is Kahlua.
Kahlua is apparently made from the finest hand picked Mexican coffee beans. These are gently roasted and then fused with a selection of rums and the ubiquitous secret ingredients*.
* Abridged from: http://www.kahlua.com
Incidentally, I heard George Dubbya's library burned down.
Both books were completely destroyed
He hadn't even finished colouring-in the second one.
Kahlua comes in a nicely-shaped bottle with one of the most interesting labels you'll ever see on a liqueur. But that counts for very little if the contents don't match up. So let's unscrew it and see.
The first thing I notice when pouring this into a glass is the rather viscous-like consistency. It's quite thick and slow-moving. It's also very dark - almost black in colour.
The coffee aroma is very noticeable - not overpowering, but still 'right-in-yer-face', or more accurately 'right-up-yer-nose'. Still, considering coffee is one of the main ingredients, I'd find it suspicious if I couldn't smell it. There's also a hint of vanilla in the aroma, and an almost imperceptible flake of chocolate.
The taste is where it falls apart for me. Sure, it does have a strong coffee flavour, and I love coffeee, but it's a little too harsh for my liking. It has a burnt, almost smoky quality - as though the coffee beans have been roasted to the point of cremation. This in turn gives it a bitter edge, and not a particularly pleasant bitterness, I think. The vanilla and chocolate are also to be found on the palate, but again, they only make a fleeting, very subtle appearance.
The alcohol is not very prominent until the aftertaste when it has a quite warming feel.
* The Verdict *
At 26.5%ABV, I would describe this as OK, no more. I know many people prefer it over other similar products, but I'm afraid I don't agree. I find it a little too harsh, a little too bitter, and a little unsubtle. One thing in it's favour is that it's not as sticky as most other liqueurs, but that's hardly a glowing recommendation.
Nope, it's not my favourite, but the odd snifter or two certainly doesn't go wrong.
Currently, a 700ml bottle can be had for £10.98 in Asda/Walmart, which is a pretty good deal.
I'm afraid I'll have to cut this review short now as Mrs P's just asked me if I wanted a quick fuck...
Oh please, get your minds out of the gutter (shakes head sadly). It's a cocktail made with Kahlua. Here's the recipe:
In a chilled shot glass, fill 1/4 of the glass with Kahlua, then double that amount of Melon Liquor, then top it up with Baileys Irish Cream.
Kahlua lends itself to a great number of cocktail recipes, which I'm not going to list. If you feel the need, you can find a stack of them here:
Hello all! It was 9.30pm last night and I’d been home from work for an hour, I sat at the PC with one of the most gorgeous drinks I’ve every had…. Kahlua. What is Kahlua? Kahlua is produced in Mexico. It’s a rich, dark liqueur, made from the finest Mexican coffee, fine cane spirits and a hint of vanilla. It was produced before WWII but not introduced to America until 1962. Kahlua is a coffee liqueur. It is a dark brown colour and it doesn’t smell too much of coffee which is good, I don’t like coffee, surprisingly! Kahlua has a brief bitter note followed by a very sweet flavour, almost chocolate like. I asked my other half to tell me what he thought it smelt like and he said it was like Christmas chocolates when you have a tin of Quality Street and only the rubbish ones are left! The drink itself is 26.5% Vol. Not too strong (probably the only down side!) The bottle is brown with a yellow label and an ‘imported’ sticker on it. The picture on the front is a brown drawing of a quiet Mexican town with a man sitting on the floor, probably asleep (blindo more like!) with a sombrero on his head. On the back of the bottle are 5 recipes to try, I will include some recipes later, not ones from the bottle though, apart from my favourite! The bottle is 70cl and is sold in many places. I bought mine in the local Tesco’s for a bargain price of £12.99. RECIPES **Kahlua and milk** You pour 2-3 parts milk (or cream) to on part Kahlua, add a little ice and enjoy! This is my favourite **Kahlua Aero Bar** Mix Irish cream, Kahlua, Crème de menthe, milk and ice. **8-Ball** Float vanilla ice cream on the top of a frosty mug of Kahlua. **Kahlua coffee** Kahlua, coffee, vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and vodka. Put everything in a blender and mix well. **Kahlua Mudslide** Kahlua, milk, Irish cream liqueur and vodka. Blend together with ice 1 par
t Kahlua ½ part Irish cream , 1 part vodka and 1part milk. You can also add Kahlua to brownies and many other recipes. The Kahlua website has all of these recipes on. www.kahlua.com Take a trip to the supermarket first, invite some friends round and go to the site to see what you can make! You’ll have a great time! A lovely drink, couldn’t drink too much though as it is very sweet. Enjoy…. I do!!
Kahula is divine. If you have never tasted it you don't know what you're missing. Every now and then when I am feeling down and need a sweet and / or alcohol fix I toddle down to the shops to grab a bottle. This liquer is based on a coffee, chocolatey flavour and is smooth as silk. Although you can use it as a mixer, why spoil it! On the other hand it is great for cocktails. The bottle is gorgeous. A very sensual shape with a seal and ribbon trim The only down side to this drink is it is so more-ish you end up guzzling far too much and because it is so rich you have a headbanger of a hangover the next morning! They have a great website too; http://kahlua.com Where you can find further info and lots of cocktail ideas. If you like rich, sweet liquers then give it a go. I'm sure you won't be disappointed, especially if you like coffee. Coming in at around £10.99 for a fairly largish bottle it is also great value for money.
Kahlua, Kahlua, Kahlua, Kahlua, Kahlua sounds rather like some where in Hawaii and many of you are asking what the hell it is? Well to me it is a little bit of paradise in a glass. I first came across Kahlua (26.5% alc./vol) when I was out clubbing and me a mate clubbed together to buy cocktails. We bought Black Russians they are cola, Kahlua and vodka. Three of my most fav drinks in the world all mixed together. Lets just say that I got as drunk as skunk on it. Recently I have been on a frugal binge buying no more than I need. But after a really bad day at the office I went home grabbed my credit cards and supermarket discount card (I work there as a second job) I ran well I drove to the supermarket to get some alcohol. I wandered a round and found the cheap vodka at £6.39 pence a bottle. Then I spied the Kahlua it was a new line for them. I rushed around to the two litre aisle (yes that is what is called in the trade) to grab my one litre bottle of cola for 15 pence. (I think they name it two litres because most of their soft drinks come in banded packs of 2x 1litre) I rushed off home. And started drinking before hubby came from work at 5pm. As you could tell I was very narked. I did no care that the cola was not cold. I open the bottle and poured a large measure of the brown fluid, followed by some vodka in to a glass and then topped in up with cola. I gulped in down it was divine. According to the bottle a black russian is cola and kahlua it is better with vodka and seems to slides down a treat. But on there web page it says is has vodka in it. Also there is a white russian which is a milk and kahlua all I can say is yuk. Kahlua is a coffee Liqueur you can drink it neat on the rocks but it is better with a mixer. Cola or lemonade goes rather well with it. It can be used as the base of many different cocktails. I have just had a look at their web page (http://kahlua.com/) you do need to
be over 21 to have a look. It does have 128 different cocktails that you can try as well. Back to the drink. It comes in a rather unsual bottle. It has a piece of ribbon down the front with a plastic seal on it. If you drink to much that it becomes a very sticky drink. And the bottle can get very sticky so watch out if you have ants in your kitchen as they made a line straight to my bottle on the work surface. I had to beat them off to stop they from stealing my nectar. If you like coffee and you like alcohol then give it a whirl.
This coffee liqueur has a lengthy journey to your glass: it uses coffee beans grown in Mexico, shipped to Denmark by distillers Heering, and then shipped on to the USA. There and elsewhere, it is one of the most popular of all the liqueurs. Its profile was helped by the invention of the 1950's Sombrero cocktail consisting of kahlua and milk, which established the trend for drinking Kahlua with cold milk. Kahlúa is made using the finest hand picked coffee beans from Mexico which are lightly roasted to give a gentle coffee taste. The coffee is expertly blended with a range of carefully chosen rums which is when the secret ingredients are added to give Kahlúa its exotic mix of flavours that come through from the first sip to the last.