When it comes to tantalizing (and slightly sinful) beverages, there is perhaps no better example than the cool creaminess glass of Kahlua. This rich liquor is a Mexican cocktail which is greatly enjoyed around the world and so it should be no great surprise that loyal aficionados of the delicious liquid have created a day to celebrate such a tempting beverage. And rightfully so!
History of Kahlua Day
The origins of Kahlua can be traced back to its invention in 1936 by a man named Pedro Domecq, who combined rum, vanilla and corn syrup and coffee to create one of the world’s most popular liqueurs. The name of the alcohol is derived from that of a mesoamerican tribe that had inhabited Mexico Valley since long before the Spaniards arrived. Known at first only in the surrounding areas of its creator, Kahlua’s popularity has indeed spread throughout the world. Now, it is enjoyed in various forms by countless millions across the globe.
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How to celebrate Kahlua Day
Due to its ingredients and flavor, Kahlua tastes best combined with various desserts and cocktails. Whether on the rocks, mixed with coffee or even placed atop a serving of ice cream, there indeed seems to be no “wrong” way to celebrate this truly unique and one-of-a-kind beverage. So, what are you waiting for? Celebrate Kahlua Day with one of these classic drinks!
The mudslide is absolutely perfect to sip on during a long hot summer day when you feel the need for something a bit more than a milkshake. The delicious, freezing cold sweetness of a Mudslide is the perfect companion for that book you’ve been meaning to finish.
Ingredients: (serves 2)
- 2 oz Kahlua
- 2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
- 2 oz milk or cream
- 2 cups ice
- Chocolate syrup and whipped cream to garnish (optional)
Pour all the ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth. Then, pour your Mudslide into two Martini or Hurricane glasses. If desired, top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Black Russian recipe
There’s a reason this no-nonsense cocktail was named after the Russians, and that reason is that it is perfect for surviving a cold Moscow winter and emerging unscathed. Strong but delicious, Black Russians are like the little black dress: classic.
Ingredients: (serves 2)
- 4 oz Vodka
- 2 oz Kahlúa
- Ice cubes
Pour both ingredients into two mixing glasses filled with ice. Stir the ingredients for a moment, and then strain the drink into two old-fashioned glasses with one or two large ice cubes in them. If you wish, you may use more Kahlúa and less vodka to make a sweeter version that will be lighter on the stomach.
Allegedly created by a bartender who was a huge fan of the band, the B-52 shot is famous the world over for being both simple and delicious, and of course looking awesome! Learn to make this shot today and immediately impress all of your friends the nest time they come y for drinks,
Ingredients: (serves 1)
- .33 oz Kahlúa
- .33 oz Baileys
- .33 oz Grand Marnier
Layer the three spirits in a shot glass in the order that they’re listed and drink all at once, shot-style.
As you can see, there are plenty of good reasons to celebrate Kahlua day, so what are you waiting for?