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Is Kahlua and coffee good? Absolutely yes! A Kahlua coffee is a super A Kahlua coffee is a super easy to make two ingredient cocktail that is sure to please any coffee lover.
What is a Kahlua Coffee?
A Kahlua coffee is a combination of hot, freshly brewed coffee with a shot of Kahlua added and an optional dash of heavy cream. This coffee-based actually tastes quite similar to a white chocolate mocha from Starbucks.
Kahlua is a type of liqueur that is a rich, dark color. It is made by combining arabica coffee beans, rum and sugar. It is a very sweet and extremely strong coffee flavored drink.
Kahlua has a mid-level alcohol content at around 20% alcohol by volume. And, while it does have some caffeine content, it is not heavily caffeinated.
When selecting a coffee to use in this cocktail, it’s best to select a high quality unflavored coffee. You can use any brewing method you desire from regular drip to French press or anything in between.
When to Make This Drink:
With the ease of making this drink and the fact that you can dress it up or dress it down, it’s a very versatile cocktail that can be served in many different instances including:
- afternoon sipping
- after dinner drinks
- girls or guys night out
With only two ingredients there aren’t a ton of different variations possible for this cocktail. However, here are a few ways to change it up:
- Use whipped cream. Instead of adding a drizzle of heavy cream or an addition to, at a large dollop of whipped cream to the top of this drink to make it extra rich and decadent.
- Go dairy-free. Using oat milk or almond milk for example instead of dairy-based heavy cream or whipped cream.
- Use Bailey’s. If you want to add a little extra alcohol content to this drink, substitute the heavy cream for a little Irish cream.
- Make it iced. So this one is typically served hot, you can certainly serve it cold especially if you want to sit this one on a hot or warm day. Simply add some ice cubes and cool your coffee off before drinking.
- Use cold brew. Another way to make this a cool drink is by using cold brew instead of hot freshly brewed coffee.
A few similar hot coffee cocktails are: Brandy coffee, Russian coffee and spiced rum coffee.
How to make this drink:
This drink is so easy to make with only three ingredients. You should be able to whip this one up in 3 minutes or less. Simply pour everything into your mug and give it a stir.
- 2 oz Kahlua
- 4-5 oz Coffee
- 1 oz heavy cream
Gather all of the necessary items for this drink including jigger, coffee mug or rocks glass, bar spoon, Kahlua, heavy cream and coffee.
Start out by brewing your coffee using whatever method is your favorite.
Next, grab your coffee mug and Kahlua. Measure out 2 oz of Kahlua with your jigger and dump that into the coffee mug.
Grab your coffee and jigger. Measure out 4 to 5 oz of coffee and dump that into the mug with the Kahlua.
Pro tip: if you don’t want to measure your coffee out you don’t need to. Simply pour directly into the mug, but make sure to add a little room if you plan to add heavy cream or whipped cream.
Grab your heavy cream and jigger. Measure 1 oz of heavy cream and dump that into the mug with the coffee and Kahlua.
To make sure everything is well combined, place your bar spoon in your mug and give it a few good stirs.
If you want to make it extra decadent and add whipped cream now is the time to do so. Put a dollop on top of the drink.
- bar spoon
- Coffee Mug
- 2 oz Kahlua
- 4 – 5 oz Hot Coffee
- 1 oz Heavy Cream
- Brew a pot of coffee using your chosen brewing method.
- Grab the Kahlua and measure out 2 oz with the jigger. Dump the Kahlua into the mug.
- Grab the Heavy cream and measure out 1 oz with the jigger. Dump the heavy cream into the mug.
- Grab the coffee and measure out 4 – 5 oz with the jigger. Dump the coffee into the mug.pro tip: alternatively, if you want to top the mug off with coffee and not measure it you can do that.
- Grab the bar spoon and give the drink a few stirs.