Long Black Russian

Long Black Russian drink recipe with Kahlua, vodka and cola.

The Long Black Russian cocktail is a simple but delicious twist on the Black Russian. To the traditional Kahlua and vodka, you add several ounces of cola to stretch it out. Imagine a cola with mocha flavoring added to it, and you've got an idea what this tastes like. This drink works best … [Read more...]

Toasted Almond Cocktail

Toasted Almond drink recipe with Kahlua, amaretto and cream.

The Toasted Almond Cocktail is a drink you can make quickly and easily, and it's such a sweet little treat. You can make it the way bartenders do, which is to shake it and strain it into a glass. But at home, most people opt to just pour the ingredients in a glass with ice (or without, if you're … [Read more...]

Nutcracker Cocktail

Nutcracker cocktail recipe: Kahlua, amaretto, Grand Marnier, Bailey's

There are a lot of very different drinks out there called "Nutcracker cocktail", and I'm pretty sure it's one of those cases where people invent a cocktail and pick a name without checking to see if it's already in use (c'mon, people, we have a thing called search engines now). One thing all … [Read more...]

Avalanche Cocktail

Avalanche Cocktail recipe: Crown Royal, Kahlua, cream

The Avalanche Cocktail is basically a White Russian with Crown Royal instead of vodka. That of course adds notes of caramel to the flavors of sweetened coffee and cream. Opinions on Crown Royal tend to be sharply divided, but it's smooth and works well as a mixer. In this drink, you can't … [Read more...]

Crispy Crunch

Crispy Crunch drink recipe - Kahlua, Metaxa, Creme de Cacao, Frangelico

The Crispy Crunch shooter cocktail gets its name from a brand of chocolate and peanut bar made by Candbury. Because the candy isn't available in the US and I've never had it, I can only assume the drink is supposed to taste like it. But this isn't your typical candy drink. This drink is … [Read more...]

Caffeini Martini

Caffeini Martini recipe - Butterscotch Schnapps, Kahlua, Chocolate Liqueur, Espresso, Milk

The Caffeini Martini sounds a lot like the Espresso Martini, but aside from the espresso, it's actually pretty different. It blends Kahlua with chocolate and butterscotch liqueur, then adds some milk for creaminess. This makes it a rich, sweetened coffee drink with a kick. Because all the … [Read more...]

Aggravation Cocktail

Aggravation Cocktail recipe - Scotch, Kahlua, Cream

I can't help but wonder where the Aggravation Cocktail got its name. Maybe it helps you get past aggravation? Because it sure doesn't cause any. This drink features scotch with Kahlua and cream, making it something you could think of as an interesting variation on the White Russian. You might … [Read more...]

Sandbar Sleeper

Sandbar Sleeper drink recipe - Absolut Vodka, Bailey's, Kahlua, Frangelico, 2% Milk

The Sandbar Sleeper recipe makes 4-5 shots of creamy delicious goodness. You've got notes of coffee, hazelnut and caramel, so what's not to love? This is a terrific party drink because you can whip up a pitcher and just pour and top off as needed. Just remember to keep it in the fridge so the … [Read more...]

Grim Reaper

Grim Reaper drink recipe - Kahlua, Bacardi 151 Proof Rum, Grenadine

Remember the Shark Bite, which added three drops of grenadine at the end to look like blood in the water? The Grim Reaper has a similar effect, but this time I figured out how to make it look a whole lot cooler. The grenadine just rolls off my ice so quickly it's lost in the drink. So I add … [Read more...]

Cookie Tosser

Cookie Tosser drink recipe - Vodka, Lemon, Bourbon, Kahlua

The Cookie Tosser is so named because of the effect it supposedly has on you. I'm pleased to report it did not make me toss my cookies, although I have to say - that's a lot of lemon juice. The main ingredient here is two shots of lemon juice. It's watered down by a little bit of vodka, a … [Read more...]

Strawberry Sombrero

Strawberry Sombrero drink recipe: Kahlua, strawberry syrup, milk

The Strawberry Sombrero is a light pink creamy cocktail that blends the flavors of coffee, milk and strawberry. The richness of the milk - assuming you use whole milk, which I recommend - dilutes the sweetness of the liqueur and fruit syrup. That makes this a mildly sweet, mildly filling … [Read more...]

Silver Cloud

Silver Cloud drink recipe - Amaretto, Kahlua, Milk, Cream

The Silver Cloud tastes like a mocha latte with amaretto syrup. It's sweet and creamy, with a nice rich taste. This is a great drink for when you actually need something to fill you up a little - that's where the milk comes in. It's pretty light on the alcohol, but it's definitely got a … [Read more...]