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20 Simple and Easy Drinks to Make With Kahlua That'll Make You Slurp

20 Simple and Easy Drinks to Make With Kahlúa
With only a few basic supplies, you can concoct a variety of simple and easy drinks made with Kahlúa. With Tastessence, you can learn to make 20 of the most popular options that can be prepared in a jiffy.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2018
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  1. Have a drink or two, but maintain a balanced demeanor.
  2. Allow others around you to feel comfortable while having a drink even if you aren't having any.
  3. Sip your drink, don't guzzle it down.
  4. Eat something; avoid drinking on an empty stomach.
  5. Know your personal limits.
Kahlua, pronounced kah-loo-ah, is a semi-sweet, coffee-flavored rum-based liqueur produced in Mexico. With the addition of sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla beans, the liqueur gets its amazing flavor. It is available in most supermarkets and liquor stores, and is used in a variety of foods and beverages―making cocktails or as an integral ingredient for desserts and ice cream.

As many of you know, Kahlua can be enjoyed as is; it doesn't necessarily require any mixers to enhance the taste. On the other hand, you can use it to make several cocktails and shooters. Below, you will find 20 amazing drinks made with Kahlua.
20 Best Kahlua Drinks
Apart from enjoying Kahlua as is, over ice, this wonderful and delicious liqueur can be used in a few notable cocktails. And as you can see, we have compiled the Kahlua recipes below. You can also alter the quantities for the drinks as per your liking. But before that, do remember to drink responsibly.
Aggravation
Aggravation cocktail with Kahlua
Ingredients
  • Scotch whiskey, 1 fl. oz.
  • Kahlua, 1 fl. oz.
  • Milk or cream, ½ fl. oz.
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice.
  • Pour scotch, Kahlua, and cream on top, in that order.
  • Use a stirrer to combine the drink and enjoy
B-52
B-52 drink with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Kahlua, ½ fl. oz.
  • Baileys Irish Cream, ½ fl. oz.
  • Grand Marnier, ½ fl. oz.

Directions
  • In a shot glass, first pour the Kahlua.
  • Then comes Baileys Irish Cream over it.
  • And finally, the Grand Marnier on top.
  • All three ingredients will float in separate visible layers as you serve.
Baby Guinness
Baby guinness drink with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Kahlua, 2 fl. oz.
  • Baileys Irish Cream, ½ fl. oz.

Directions
  • Fill ¾ of a shot glass with Kahlua.
  • Top it off with Baileys Irish Cream; it'll float on top.
  • Don't stir the drink; serve as is.
Banana Monkey
Banana monkey cocktail with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Carnation milk, 2 fl. oz.
  • Kahlua, 1½ fl. oz.
  • Coconut cream, 1 fl. oz.
  • Creme de cacao, ½ fl. oz.
  • Creme de cacao, ½ fl. oz.
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Pour all the ingredients in a blender.
  • Cover the blender and puree the mixture (you can add more ice, if you'd like).
  • Pour the drink in a chilled hurricane glass and enjoy.
Black Paloma
Black paloma cocktail with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Blanco tequila, 2 fl. oz.
  • Kahlua, 2 fl. oz.
  • Lime juice, 1 fl. oz.
  • Grapefruit juice, ½ fl. oz.
  • Salt, pinch
  • Club soda
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Fill a highball or Collins glass with ice.
  • Pour all liquids except club soda.
  • Top the drink off with club soda, and enjoy.
Black Russian
Black russian cocktail with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Vodka, 2 fl. oz.
  • Kahlua, 1 fl. oz.
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour both ingredients in, stir gently, and enjoy.
Brave Bull
Brave bull cocktail with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Blanco tequila, 1½ fl. oz.
  • Kahlua, 1 fl. oz.
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour both ingredients in, stir gently, and enjoy.
Bushwacker
Bushwacker cocktail with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Coconut cream, 2 fl. oz.
  • Milk, 2 fl. oz.
  • Dark rum, 1 fl. oz.
  • Kahlua, 1 fl. oz.
  • Crème de cacao, 1 fl. oz.
  • Maraschino cherry, garnish
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Pour all the ingredients into a blender to combine properly.
  • Strain the drink in a chilled hurricane glass.
  • Garnish with cherry, and enjoy.
Colorado Bulldog
Colorado bulldog cocktail with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Vodka, 1½ fl. oz.
  • Kahlua, 1½ fl. oz.
  • Cream, 1 fl. oz.
  • Coca-Cola, 1 fl. oz.
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes.
  • First, pour vodka and Kahlua over it.
  • Next, pour cream and cola on top.
  • Stir the drink gently, and enjoy.

Cookie Tosser
Cookie tosser cocktail with Kahlua
Ingredients
  • Lemon juice, 3 fl. oz.
  • Vodka, 1½ fl. oz.
  • Bourbon whiskey, 1 fl. oz.
  • Kahlua, ½ fl. oz.

Directions
  • Pour all the ingredients in an old-fashioned glass.
  • Stir the drink gently, and enjoy.
Espresso Martini
Espresso martini cocktail with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Vodka, 1½ fl. oz.
  • Cold espresso, 1 fl. oz.
  • Kahlua, ¾ fl. oz.
  • White creme de cacao, ¼ fl. oz.
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake for about 10 seconds.
  • Strain the drink in a chilled cocktail glass.
Grim Reaper
Grim reaper cocktail with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Kahlua, 1 fl. oz.
  • Dark rum, 1 fl. oz.
  • Grenadine, ½ fl. oz.
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour all three ingredients in, stir gently, and enjoy.
Mind Eraser
Mind eraser drink with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Kahlua, 1 fl. oz.
  • Vodka, 1 fl. oz.
  • Club soda
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour vodka and Kahlua over it, and top it off with club soda.
  • Stir gently and strain the drink in a shot glass (you can even serve it on ice).
Mudslide
Mudslide cocktail with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Kahlua, 1 fl. oz.
  • Vodka, 1 fl. oz.
  • Baileys Irish Cream, 1 fl. oz.
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  • Pour all the ingredients in and shake for 10 seconds.
  • Strain the drink in a chilled old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes.
Paralyzer
Ingredients
  • Coca-Cola, 3 fl. oz.
  • Milk, 2 fl. oz.
  • Kahlua, 1 fl. oz.
  • Blanco tequila, ½ fl. oz.
  • Vodka, ½ fl. oz.
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Take a chilled highball or hurricane glass and fill it with ice cubes.
  • Pour vodka, tequila, and Kahlua in.
  • Next, comes the cola.
  • Top off the drink with milk, and serve.
Russian Qualude
Russian qualude cocktail with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Kahlua, 1 fl. oz.
  • Vodka, 1 fl. oz.
  • Baileys Irish Cream, 1 fl. oz.
  • Frangelico, 1 fl. oz.
  • Cream, 1 fl. oz.
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • In a cocktail shaker, pour all the ingredients over ice cubes.
  • Shake for about 10 seconds.
  • Strain the drink in a chilled cocktail glass and enjoy.
Smith and Wesson
Smith and wesson cocktail with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Kahlua, 1 fl. oz.
  • Vodka, 1 fl. oz.
  • Cream, 1 fl. oz.
  • Coca-Cola
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Fill a highball or Collins glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour vodka and Kahlua in, and top it off with cola.
  • Finally, pour the cream on top, stir gently, and enjoy.
Sombrero
Sombrero cocktail with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Kahlua, 1½ fl. oz.
  • Cream, 1 fl. oz.
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour the Kahlua in first and then top it off with cream.
Spanish Moss
Spanish moss cocktail with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Green crème de menthe, 2 tsp.
  • Kahlua, 1 tsp.
  • Chambord, 1 fl. oz.
  • Green maraschino cherry, garnish
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Pour all the ingredients, except cherry, into a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake it for 10 seconds and strain the drink in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes.
  • Garnish with green cherry, and serve.
White Russian
White russian cocktail with kahlua
Ingredients
  • Kahlua, 1½ fl. oz.
  • Vodka, 1½ fl. oz.
  • Cream, ¾ fl. oz.
  • Maraschino cherry, garnish
  • Ice cubes

Directions
  • Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes.
  • First pour the vodka, and then the Kahlua.
  • Finally, top it off with cream and garnish with the cherry.
* While preparing any of these drinks, you can use either milk (whole or 2%), half and half, or cream.
With so many ingredients to choose from, you can enjoy Kahlua in 20 different ways. Sip Kahlua by itself over ice, or give these mixed drinks a shot. Trust us, you won't regret having any of these bad boys after dinner.