5 Delicious Cocktails For National Kahlua Day

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5 Delicious Cocktails For National Kahlua Day

Around the Holidays in 2015, I happened upon a bottle of Peppermint Kahlua at my local liquor store. It quickly became my go-to that month and found its way in coffee and hot chocolate all holiday season. While Kahlua is arguably best known for being used as an adjunct to give coffee an extra kick, the spirit can actually be used in a number of different cocktails.

February 27th is National Kahlua Day in the United States, a day to commemorate the delicious coffee and rum-based spirit. To celebrate, the folks at Kahlua rounded up a few great cocktails you can make with the spirit. A few of these, like the White Russian, are likely things you’ve heard of before. Others, like the Cafe Volcano, are new recipes that are absolutely worth a try.

If you do mix up a celebratory cocktail, be sure to share your creations on social media with the hashtag #NationalKahluaDay and network with other like-minded drinkers.

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1 Part Kahlúa
1 Part Absolut Vodka
Top with Club Soda

Directions: Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add Kahlúa, vodka and top with club soda. Serve with a straw.

White Russian


1 Part Kahlúa
2 Parts Absolut Vodka
1 Part Light Cream

Directions: Layer ingredients over ice and serve in a rocks glass.

Chili Chocolate Espresso Martini


1 Part Kahlúa Chili Chocolate
1 Part Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila
1 Part Espresso

Directions: Combine ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coop glass. Garnish with espresso beans.

Café Volcano


1 1/2 parts Kahlúa Chili chocolate
1 part Malibu black

Directions: Shake with a mint leaf over ice and strain into a chilled shot glass.

Hot Lips


1 Part Kahlúa Chili Chocolate
1 part Absolut vodka
3-5 mint leaves

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice, strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and top with soda. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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