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13 Delicious Kahlua Drinks

If your bar isn't stocked with coffee liqueur yet, you'll be running to the store for the ingredients to these great Kahlua drinks.

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Sweet Kahlua Coffee

I have this beverage brewing in my slow cooker at my annual Christmas open house. I set out the whipped cream and grated chocolate in festive dishes so guests can help themselves to as much Kahlua-flavored coffee as they’d like.—Ruth Gruchow, Yorba Linda, California
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Black Russian

Here are no-fuss black Russians that are smooth as silk. Perfect for those who aren’t sure what they want. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Orange and Chili Coffee Old-Fashioned

We don’t want to ruin iced coffee for you, but you might never be the same after trying this recipe. Emily at Gastronomista has some wicked tricks up her sleeve, combining Kahlua with Grand Marnier, bitters and chili pepper for a drink that is coffee, citrus, spice…and everything but just “nice.” Looking for more ways to wet your whistle? These two-ingredient cocktails are so easy to put together.

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White Russian

This creamy coffee-flavored drink is a star at any occasion and perfect for any season. A White Russian is equally appropriate before or after dinner. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Spanish Coffee

You’ll look forward to dessert even more when this warm and welcoming after-dinner drink is on the menu. —Sharon Tipton, Orlando, Florida
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Coconut White Russian

Dairy-free? This spin on the White Russian from Simply Recipes is perfect for vegan and lactose-intolerant drinkers. Garrett McCord recommends a splash of ginger or cinnamon during the holidays to take your recipe to the next level.

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Kahlua Bushwacker

Beware this cocktail—it goes down easy, but these ingredients don’t mess around. Whether it’s summer or the dead of winter, this drink from Tessa Arias at Handle the Heat is like a day at the beach blended and poured for your enjoyment. Even if you’re not by the water, it’s easy to pretend with these poolside drink recipes.

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Espresso Martini

An espresso martini is essentially a rallying cry in a glass. Emma at A Beautiful Mess uses only three ingredients: vodka, espresso and Kahlua. The result is picture-perfect and will keep the party going well into the night.

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B-52

Looking for a conversation starter that is as pretty as it is sweet? This little shooter from Mix That Drink is traditionally made with Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Grand Marnier. When properly made, the layers separate because of their differing densities, forming colorful bands inside the glass. While tricky to get just right, they’re still delicious even if the presentation fails.

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Thor’s Coffee

Sure, there’s coffee and Kahlua. But why settle for mortality when you could drink like the gods, or at least one in Marvel’s universe. This playful recipe from The Drink Blog takes the basic structure of a White Russian but uses mead instead of vodka, much more fitting for a Norwegian thunder god.

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Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Nothing whisks those winter blues away faster than a big mug of hot chocolate, and you can make it all the more festive with just a splash of magical Kahlua. Chungah Rhee’s delicious Kahlua hot chocolate recipe uses Dutch-processed cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and of course Kahlua. Why not top it off with mini marshmallows and a drizzle of salted caramel and chocolate syrup? Check out these decadent hot chocolate recipes.

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Coffee & Cream Martini

With Kahlua, Irish cream liquor and chocolate sandwich cookies, this martini is almost like a dessert. It’s an after-dinner drink that’s easy to mix.
—Clara Coulston Minney, Washington Court House, Ohio
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White Chocolate Mudslide

On top of being totally scrumptious, this White Chocolate Mudslide recipe is also incredibly versatile—refreshing in the summer or festive in the winter. Jocelyn at Grandbaby Cakes recommends melting white chocolate into the milk before blending it with ice cream, Irish cream and Kahlua for a decadent treat. She adds a raspberry as a garnish, so you can go ahead and pretend it’s nutritious as well. Why not pair it with this easy white chocolate fudge?

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Maggie Ward
Maggie’s background in the arts gave her a penchant for collaborative communication and the pursuit of conveying ideas in a clear, striking way. Outside of writing for Taste of Home, Maggie loves playing the piano and writing music, as well as performing with various bands and theatre productions around the city of Chicago.