Created in Mexico's Yacatán region in 1936, Kahlúa is the original and world's number one selling coffee liqueur. It is made by blending roasted and ground Arabica coffee beans with water and sugar cane spirit. Vanilla and caramel are added and it is rested for eight weeks before bottling.
|Size: 1 Litre||ABV: 20%||Origin: Mexico|
The inky black liqueur offers a nose of well-sweetened coffee, but also offers notes of raw alcohol, driven by what must be a very young rum. Let it fade and tuck into the palate, which shows off fruity coffee notes, some dried figs and prunes, and a finish of roasted walnuts.
Kahlua is quite sweet, particularly as the finish arrives, which has a bit of a Port-like, fortified-wine character to it. The oiliness that’s left on the palate as it fades away is a reminder more of the rum and the sugar in the mix, rather than anything to do with the coffee component.
Source: Drink Hacker
Espresso Martini by Dick Bradsell (1983)
+50ml Absolut Vodka
+30ml Espresso (fresh & hot)
+1 pinch salt (optional)
Method: Add all ingredients to your mixing tin and give a hard shake, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.