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KAHLÚA, Old and New

on October 23rd, 2009
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Kalua coffee liqueur

KAHLUA coffee liqueur

by Jeff Hoyt


We grew up with the iconic coffee liqueur, and remember walking back across the border with a newly-purchased bottle the first time we visited Mexico. But we were surprised to learn that the more-than-70-years-old brand had diversified greatly.


While the original flavor has been around since 1936, there are currently five other KAHLÚA’s available for cocktails, spiking coffee and even cooking. (Not to mention two pre-mixed cocktails for lazy bartenders).


We recently enjoyed a dinner at the Lotería Grill in which each of the dishes was prepared with KAHLÚA, including a flaming cheese and chile botana on which KAHLÚA Especial had been poured and set aflame. 


The Especial, which contains nearly twice the alcohol of the original, is an espresso liqueur that provides a deeper and richer coffee taste.


The other flavors in the family are Hazelnut, French Vanilla, Mocha, and their newest, Coffee Cream. We still feel KAHLÚA is the best of all the coffee liqueurs.


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