Friday, June 17, 2011

It's Friday! Cafe, Cafe Kahlua ! One of my favorites!


Kahlua is one of my personal favorites, it is the main ingredient in one of  my favorite cocktails (1 st recipe).

Kahlua is made from  100 %Arabica coffee beans and sugarcane in the Veracruz section of Mexico. Veracruz is the home of Kahlua.  The coffee cherries  are handpicked between October and March and processed to extract what is known as the coffee bean. The beans are air dried and the husk is removed. The beans are then aged for six months and prepared for roasting. Meanwhile the sugar cane stalks are crushed and the juice is mixed with molasses, then yeast and water and left to ferment. Once it becomes alcohol the distillation process begins until it gets to proof and then stored in barrels.
After seven years wow! Coffee and Sugarcane meet again, the coffee is roasted and then combined with the sugarcane extract, vanilla and caramel and then left to rest for eight weeks and the filtered and  bottled.

FashionMom Fave

1 part Kahlua
2 parts Club Soda
2 cherries.

In a rocks glass, add ice first,  add Kahlua and then Club Soda. Add cherries for one of  the most refreshing drinks!


Diva's Dessert

4 oz Tequila Blanco
2 oz Kahlua
2 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
2 oz prepared espresso
1 cup ice

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into martini glasses and serve ( 4)

Chocolate Cashmere

8 oz Absolut Vanilia Vodka
4 oz Kahlua
2 oz Godiva Milk Chocolate liqueur
i cup ice
Lemon wedge for rimming
Raw sugar for rims of glasses
grated semi sweet chocolate shavings for garnish

Mix Vodka, Kahlua and Godiva liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Rub martini glass rims lightly with lemon wedge. Dip the rims into a shallow dish filled with sugar. Strain the cocktail mixture into the glasses and garnish with chocolate shavings.

Coffee to Go-Go

8 oz espresso
4 oz light cream
4 oz Absolut Vanilia Vodka
4 oz Kahlua
8 oz heavy cream for whipping
1/4 cup grated semi-sweet chocolate
4 cinnamon sticks for garnish

Prepare espresso. In a small bowl, heat cream in a microwave oven on low for 30 seconds until warm. Pour espresso evenly into Irish coffee glasses and follow with light cream. Next, add Vodka and Kahlua. In another small bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Top off glass with a heaping spoonful of whipped cream. Garnish with shavings and cinnamon sticks.

Kahlua Cream Soda

2 parts Kahlua
1.5 pints whipping cream
4 parts soda water

Pour Kahlua and Whipping cream into a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly. Strain mixture into a tall glass and add soda water. Fantastic!

Mocha Hopper

1 fl oz Creme de Cacao
1 fl oz of Kahlua
1 fl oz light cream
grated chocolate to decorate.

Pour a half dozen ice cubes in a cocktail shaker.; add the Creme de Cacao and Kahlua and cream; shake well . Strain into a well chilled cocktail glass and dust the surface with a little grated chocolate.

Chocca - Mocca Martini

1 fl oz cold espresso coffee
2 fl oz vodka
1 fl oz Kahlua
1 fl oz white and brown Creme de Cacao
Lots of ice

Mix all in a shaker and strain into a glass that has been rimmed with chocolate.

Night Owl

1 fl oz Kahlua
1 fl oz Triple Sec
1 fl oz light cream
Ice Cubes

Place the Kahlua, Triple Sec and cream in a cocktail shaker with or without some ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a small glass and serve immediately.

Pousse Cafe ( layers)
Coffee, Peaches and Cream

Layer Kahlua, Peach Schapps, and Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur in a shot or sherry glass. Pour each liquid into a small pitcher first and then drizzle it first slowly over the back of a spoon, so it floats on the layer below. Give the layers a few moments to settle before serving.  This cocktail can be made in advance and chilled in the fridge until serve time.

Please remember to drink responsibly!

Have a great weekend!!

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