Newest Review: ... 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 primari... more
Thank you George
Member Name: Lakerfanster
Date: 17/10/07, updated on 17/10/07 (321 review reads)
Advantages: Great Taste, So versatile
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.
Summary: Great drink.