February 22 was recognized as National Margarita Day and tomorrow, February 27, is National Kahlúa Day. Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur is, for me, a go-to liqueur when I’m looking for something smooth, sweet, and diverse enough to mix in a variety of cocktails. Plus – as I mentioned in my last post – I’m a sucker for coffee. The combo of the coffee and vanilla aromas in Kahlúa is just legendary.
But when it comes to stirring up a Kahlúa cocktail at home, I’m not the most creative bartender. Good thing that The Intoxicologist is around. You should read her latest blog post featuring a plethora of Kahlúa cocktail recipes. There’s enough recipes in her post to last easily indoctrinate National Kahlúa Month. I think the one that stands out to me the most is The White Monk Caipirinha. Check it out:
The White Monk Caipirinha
1-1/2 ounce Leblon Cachaça
1/2 ounce Kahlúa Coffee liqueur
1 ounce Milk
Splash of cola
Pour Kahlúa Coffee liqueur and milk into a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and add Leblon Cachaça. Shake vigorously. Serve in a highball glass Top with cola.