Kahlua – Mexican coffee liqueur

With this recipe we inaugurate a new section of our website, the one that show how to prepare liqueurs at home 🙂 !

Today we’re presenting a liqueurs with unique flavour and taste, a treat for all the true coffee lovers: the Mexican kahlua.

kalhua liquore messicano caffe

The kahlua is not very famous, perhaps because its origin dates back only to 1936, but it will be a perfect digestive to offer to friends instead of the usual coffee. Moreover, it is the base for very well known we will present shortly, like White Russian. In addition, you can use your kahlua on ice creams, to enrich a mousse or a cheese cake.

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Kahlua - Mexican coffee liqueur

Cuisine Egg free, Gluten free, Lactose free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 750 ml
Difficulty Easy


  • 55 g of soluble coffee of excellent quality
  • 350 g of caster sugar
  • 250 ml water
  • 200 ml white rum
  • vanilla


  1. Slit the vanilla pod, remove the seeds and place in a saucepan.
  2. Add the empty pod, water, coffee and sugar and heat until sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Let the mixture cool completely, then add the rum.
  4. Place your kahlua into a bottle with a capacity of about 750 ml.
  5. Let rest thirty days before tasting.


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