Alcoholic Coffee Drinks With Kahlua - Top 10 Kahlua Coffee Liqueur Recipes

Alcoholic Coffee Drinks With Kahlua – Top 10 Kahlua Coffee Liqueur Recipes

Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 21:52

Many coffee enthusiasts are curious about the tasty coffee liqueur and want to make the best alcoholic coffee drinks with Kahlua. In this article you will find 10 easy to make Kahlua coffee liqueur recipes.

Spoiler Alert!

Not all the recipes contain coffee, but are too good not to include. The vast majority of the ten recipes below are made with coffee.

Keep reading for ten great alcoholic coffee drinks with Kahlua coffee liqueur.

Alcoholic Coffee Drinks With Kahlua – The Top 10 Kahlua Coffee Liqueur Recipes

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There are a lot of different alcoholic coffee drinks with Kahlua as the main ingredient. There are even some coffee cocktails that have more than Kahlua as the alcoholic beverage.

This list has some of my favorite alcoholic coffee drinks with Kahlua, consider it as my personal top 10 Kahlua Coffee Liqueur Recipes.

#1 Affogato Martini

An affogato martini is unquestionably one of the best and most enjoyable alcoholic coffee drinks with Kahlua and borders on a tasty dessert drink.

Ingredients Needed For Making An Affogato Martini

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Kahlua.
  • 2 Oz (60 ml) double shot of espresso.
  • 1 Scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • A dash of chocolate shavings.


  • 1. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a whiskey glass.
  • 2. Add a shot of Kahlua to a coffee cup.
  • 3. Pull a double shot of espresso over the Kahlua.
  • 4. Add your double shot of espresso and Kahlua to a cocktail shaker and shake well.
  • 5. Strain your Kahlua and espresso double shot over your scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • 6. Decorate with chocolate shavings.
Alcoholic Coffee Drinks With Kahlua
Affogato Martini With Kahlua

Read: Coffee and Kahlua recipe

#2 Coffee With Kahlua And Baileys

This is a rather tasteful coffee, rich, creamy and very warming. Try this coffee with Kahlua and Baileys at your next dinner party.

Ingredients For Making A Coffee With Kahlua And Baileys

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) shot of Kahlua.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) shot of Baileys Irish cream.
  • 4 Oz (120 ml) Freshly brewed hot coffee.
  • Whipped cream.


  • 1. Pour your Kahlua shot and Shot of Baileys into a preheated Irish coffee glass.
  • 2. Fill your Irish coffee glass with your freshly brewed hot coffee.
  • 3. Top with whipped cream.

#3 Irish Coffee With Kahlua And Jameson

It should be criminal not to try this Irish coffee with Kahlua and Jameson, at thanksgiving, Christmas or new year!

Ingredients To Make Irish Coffee With Kahlua And Jameson

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Jameson Irish Whiskey.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Kahlua.
  • 4 Oz (120 ml) Freshly brewed hot coffee.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Whipped Cream.
  • 1 Oz Pinch of grated nutmeg. 


  •  1. Pour your Kahlua and Jameson Irish Whiskey into a preheated Irish coffee glass. Add your freshly brewed hot coffee.
  • 2. Spoon in your whipped cream on top of your beverage and decorate with your grated nutmeg.
Irish Coffee With Kahlua And Jameson
Irish Coffee With Kahlua And Jameson

Read: Kahlua cocktails

#4 Disaronno And Kahlua – Amaretto, Kahlua And Baileys

This Disaronno and Kahlua alcoholic beverage contains no coffee. You can experiment and add 4-6 Oz of coffee.

This Kahlua cocktail is known as a buttered toffee cocktail.

Ingredients For Making A Great Disaronno And Kahlua Cocktail

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Amaretto Liqueur
  • 1 oz (30 ml) Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Heavy cream
  • 1.5 Oz (45 ml) Milk


  •  1. Put some ice into your cocktail shaker.
  • 2. Add all of your ingredients into your cocktail shaker.
  • 3. Shake well for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • 4. Put some fresh ice into a whiskey glass and pour your drink over the ice.
  • 5. Garnish with a caramel square, and present it visually by suspending it over the drink.

Pro Tip: Use coffee ice cubes as to not dilute the coffee flavor of the drink as the ice cubes melt.

#5 Kahlua Coffee White Russian

Most people have tried a white Russian but not a Kahlua coffee white Russian, try it!

Ingredients For A Kahlua Coffee White Russian

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Absolut Vodka.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Heavy Cream.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Kahlua.
  • Ice.


  • 1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
  • 2. Slowly pour your Absolut Vodka and Kahlua coffee liqueur.
  • 3. Add a layer of heavy cream and enjoy.
Kahlua Coffee Liqueur Recipes
Kahlua Coffee Liqueur Recipes

Read: Kahlua coffee

#6 Kahlua Coffee Black Russian

Everyone, and absolutely everyone, has tried a black Russian, but maybe not a Kahlua coffee black Russian.

Ingredients For Making A Kahlua Coffee Black Russian

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Kahlua.
  • 2 Oz (60ml) Absolut Vodka.
  • 1 Whole Cherry.
  • Ice.


  • 1. Fill a whiskey glass with ice.
  • 2. Add your shots of Absolut Vodka and Kahlua and mix well.
  • 3. Garnish beautifully with the cherry.
  • 4. Enjoy your drink.

#7 Espresso Martini – The Most Famous Alcoholic Coffee Drink With Kahlua

If anyone tells you that there is a more famous alcoholic coffee drink with Kahlua, they are mistaken!

Ingredients For Making An Espresso Martini

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Absolut Vodka.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Kahlua.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Shot Of Espresso.
  • 3 Coffee Beans.
  • Ice.


  • 1. Add all your ingredients with ice and into a cocktail shaker.
  • 2. Shake with vigor for 20 to 25 seconds to get a rich velvety foam.
  • 3. Strain into a Martini glass.
  • 4. Garnish with your coffee beans.
Kahlua Espresso Martini
Kahlua Espresso Martini

#8 Dalgona Coffee – The Most Exotic Alcoholic Coffee Drink With Kahlua!

Dalgona coffee, an exotic name for an exotic drink, this is for sheer indulgence and enjoyment.

Ingredients For Making Dalgona Coffee

  • 2 Teaspoons of sugar.
  • 1.5 Tablespoons of Kahlua.
  • 3 Tablespoons of high quality instant coffee (Starbuck Instant, Nescafe Costa Rica are some ideas).
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Of Hot Water.
  • 3 Oz (90 ml) milk.
  • Ice.


  • 1. Make the Kahlua Dalgona Coffee Foam mix your instant coffee, 1.5 tablespoons of Kahlua coffee liqueur, hot water and sugar in an ice-cold bowl (the ice-cold bowl helps to emulsify the lipids).
  • 2. Use an electric whisk or handheld milk frother to mix the content until it is nice and fluffy.
  • 3. Fill a glass with ice and fill to the three-quarter full mark with your milk.
  • 4. Add a dash of Kahlua to your milk.
  • 5. Top your milk with the Kahlua Dalgona coffee foam.

It’s a South Korean classic. Enjoy!

#9 Brandy Alejandro

A classic Kahlua cocktail! Enjoy it!

Ingredients Needed For Making A Brandy Alejandro

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Martell.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Kahlua.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Espresso.
  • 1/2 Oz (15 ml) Plant based cream.
  • Ice.
  • A Pinch of grated nutmeg.


  • 1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • 2. Add all your ingredients to your cocktail shaker.
  • 3. Shake well for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • 4. Strain the content into a tall glass.
  • 5. Garnish with a pinch of grated nutmeg.

#10 Kahlua Cappuccino – A Delightful Alcoholic Coffee Drink With Kahlua

We all know what a cappuccino is and what Kahlua is and thus a Kahlua cappuccino should be obvious and easy.

Ingredients Needed For Making A Kahlua Cappuccino

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Espresso Shot.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Kahlua.
  • 1.5 Oz (45 ml) Steamed Milk.
  • A Pinch Of Grated Nutmeg.


  • 1. Pour a 1 Oz (30 ml) shot of Kahlua to the bottom of your coffee cup.
  • 2. Pull your shot of espresso on top of your Kahlua shot. Mix for a good distribution of flavors.
  • 3. Add your steamed milk and microfoam on top.
  • 4. Sprinkle with grated nutmeg.

Frequently Asked Questions About Alcoholic Coffee Drinks With Kahlua

Does Kahlua Taste Good In Coffee?

Yes! Kahlua goes in very well in coffee. It’s sweet and has a more prominent coffee taste than Baileys and has notes of vanilla and caramel. A Kahlua coffee is common as an alternative to an Irish coffee and is a very nice dessert drink or coffee cocktail.

Coffee lovers that enjoy a cheeky tipple in their brew prefer to have milk-free coffee drinks.

What Alcohol Can I Mix With My Coffee?

Alcohol and coffee are a great mix as long as you use the right alcoholic beverage. The Spanish and Italians are masters of this kind of coffee and just love putting a shot of brandy, or grappa, in their cup of coffee.

Here are some liqueurs or spirits that go well with hot coffee:

  • Kahlua.
  • Tia Maria.
  • Baileys Irish Cream. Baileys goes better with milk-based coffee drinks.
  • Amaretto Disaronno.
  • Gran Marnier
  • Frangelico.
  • Grappa, (great with shots of espresso).
  • Godiva Chocolate Liqueur.
  • Brandy. Brandy works well in black coffee.

Is Kahlua Considered A Coffee Liqueur?

Yes, Kahlua is considered as a coffee liqueur as it is a coffee liqueur. It’s made with rum, sugar and locally sourced aromatic Arabica coffee beans.

Due to the rich taste, it is a drink that goes well with quality, typically premium quality coffee beans. Due to the strong taste of coffee, it’s a good match with medium-dark to dark roasted coffee beans.

Should You Shake Kahlua?

 It is up to you if you want to shake Kahlua or not. Some coffee cocktail recipes require that you use a cocktail shaker and shake it; a lot don’t. If you want to or need to shake Kahlua for your recipe, shake it well for 15 to 20 seconds to get a rich, velvety-like creamy mouthfeel.

Does Kahlua Have Rum Or Vodka In It?

Kahlua is made with rum, sugar and 100% locally sourced Arabica coffee beans. Many of the coffee cocktail recipes that use this coffee liqueur involve the use of vodka.

Is Kahlua An Apéritif Or Digestif?

Kahlua is a digestif and is used as an after dinner tipple and as a dessert drink to aid digestion.

Final Thoughts – Alcoholic Coffee Drinks With Kahlua

Now you know how to make alcoholic coffee drinks with Kahlua, you can make your way through these and try all of them starting with the ones that look to be the most delicious!

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(I love the Kahlua Dalgona Coffee!)

Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or, mentioning your name and location

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