What the Traffic Spike!?

What does a Mocha Martini (pictured above) have to do with Cocktail Culture web stats? Keep reading to find out!

Upon arriving back into the office this week I noticed that I had quite the jump in my traffic over the weekend, as made available from the handy WordPress stats. Inquiring minds need to know: what caused the traffic spike? While I’d like to imagine that the few of you readers out there not named My Mother felt compelled enough to share my clever wit and writing style on this blog amongst your friends (cough cough!), I delved a bit deeper into the WordPress statistics…

I quickly discovered that “Kahlúa” and many of this site’s previous blog posts with Kahlúa cocktails happened to be the major trend. And then – it clicked! In addition to Sunday being a night to pay homage to Hollywood’s greats at The Oscars, it was also a night to pay homage to that most “delicoso” treat from Veracruz, Mexico. That’s right, I totally missed that Sunday was National Kahlúa Day.


So now to offer those readers coming for Kahlúa recipes a little something in return for visiting me here at Cocktail Culture – RECIPES! However, I am going to defer from the “delicioso” website offerings and the more-than-expected White Russian, and offer some cocktails with more imaginative uses for the liqueur that combines 100% Arabica coffee and sugarcane.


Mocha Martini

  • 2 1/2 parts ABSOLUT Vodka
  • 1 part Hiram Walker White Crème de Cacao
  • 1/2 part Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for at least ten seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Banana Mudslide - an imaginative dessert with the flavors of Hiram Walker and Kahlua

Banana Mudslide

  • 1/4 part Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur
  • 1/4 part Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1/2 part Hiram Walker Crème de Banana
  • 1/2 part ABSOLUT Vodka
  • 1 part Milk or Cream

Add all ingredients with ice to a blender. Completely blend and serve in a highball or double Old Fashioned glass.


Filed under Recipes

2 responses to “What the Traffic Spike!?

  1. Becki Sue

    I happen to have all the ingredients for the Banana Mudslide, so I might have to make that tonight. Mixed up homemade irish cream and homemade kahula last night for Mudslide cupcakes. Have some banana liqueur leftover from a Bananas Foster experiement. Thanks for the recipe!

    • cocktailculture

      Thanks for enjoying the recipe, Becki. Would love to hear about making your own ingredients for the cocktail as well. Please definitely feel free to share your recipes as well.


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