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Information about the Kahlua Liqueur
The alcoholic drink Kahlua is a liqueur.
Liqueurs are sweet alcoholic drinks which are flavoured with a variety
of different ingredients and come in a variety of different colors. The
word 'liqueur' derives from the Latin word 'liquifacere'
which means to melt or dissolve - the flavorings used to make liqueurs
are dissolved. Kahlua is a dark Mexican coffee liqueur. It is heavy and
sweet, with a very distinct taste of Mexican coffee, which gives it a
dark brown colour.
What is Kahlua?
Liqueurs are flavored with a whole variety of different ingredients!
These ingredients include fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, nuts,
roots, plants, barks, eggs and cream. The following list details the
main ingredients of Kahlua together with other info about this famous
Main ingredients of Kahlua - Coffee
Country of origin - Mexico
Color - Dark Brown
background information about Kahlua
Additional background information about this famous liqueur:
Kahlua has been produced by Allied Domecq which was acquired in 2005
by Pernod Ricard
What is the
difference between Liqueurs and Spirits?
There are so many different types of Liqueurs that it is difficult to
specify precise differences. However the general differences between
liqueurs and spirits are:
Liqueurs generally have a lower alcohol content
Liqueurs are often sweetened with sugar, syrup or honey
Liqueurs are usually infused with woods, fruits or flowers with
sugar in either water or alcohol or distilled from aromatic,
flavouring or coloring ingredients
Flavors are dissolved to make Liqueurs - they can therefore be
referred to as flavored spirits
How to serve
the Kahlua Liqueur
Liqueurs are made in
nearly every country of the world and come in a variety of different
flavors and colors. This makes every liqueur drink, such as Kahlau, an extremely versatile drink.
This popular Liqueur can be served:
Straight up - Perfect as after dinner drinks and usually served at
the rocks - If a cold drink is preferred liqueurs can be chilled and
served over ice cubes or mixed with crushed ice
Served with coffee
Liqueurs can be mixed with other mixers to create some
really good and extremely colorful cocktails
Drinks - Floating Liqueurs
Ever wondered how
bartenders create those unusual rainbow effects when making cocktails?
They use a method called 'Floating liqueurs' which is achieved by
'floating' a measure of liqueur in a glass by pouring it slowly over an
inverted spoon or down a glass rod on top of previous layers. This
creates a rainbow effect in a glass when using different colored
liqueurs or cordials. Liqueurs are sometimes referred to as Cordials,
which causes some confusion. In America a cordial mean a sweet, syrup
like alcoholic beverage. However, in the UK a cordial means a
non-alcoholic, sweet, syrupy drink!
Proportions of ingredients in Kahlua cocktail drinks
Quantities of ingredients tend to cause confusion - no problem, just use
the correct proportions of each ingredient to create the best authentic & original
cocktail recipe! You can use a thimble, cup or
even a pitcher ( if you are making this recipe for a group or a crowd ) when you make a
cocktail! The following simple guidelines
will also help with the different quantities referred to in other
1 oz (ounce) equals 2 tbsp (tablespoons) or 3 cl (centilitres)
equals 1 oz
1 shot equals 3 tbsp (tablespoons) or 1½ oz (ounces) or 45 ml
1 cup equals 8 oz (ounces) or 24 cl (centilitres) or 240 ml