Happy Kahlua Day everyone! Yes, it’s time again for yet another seemingly random national alcohol-specific “holiday” and this time the ever-popular Mexican coffee liqueur has center stage. Kahlua was created in 1936, when Senor Bianco, a Mexican chemist, added coffee beans to a liqueur recipe originally formulated by the Alvarez brothers. The recipe was further refined in 1962 by another chemist, Montalvo Lara and started importation to the United States soon after.
To celebrate this occasion, here are a selection of Kahlua drinks, one a perennial favorite, the other a little more obscure….
recipe adapted from Kahlua.com
- 1 part KAHLÚA
- 1 part ABSOLUT VODKA
Fill a rocks glass with ice, add Kahlúa and ABSOLUT VODKA and stir.
Dirty Girl Scout
recipe adapted from Gary Regan’s Bartender’s Bible
- 1 oz Kahlua
- 1 oz Irish Cream
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1 tsp creme de menthe
Glass: Old Fashioned
Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled Old-fashioned glass.