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
Kahlua - The lovely coffee liquer - Has a good kick and mixes well
Member Name: thriftygiftyisme
Advantages: Strong coffee taste, good to use as a base in cocktails
Disadvantages: I feel its overpriced
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.
Summary: A great coffee liquer, from mexican coffee