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KAHLUA COCKTAILS


"Careful man, there's a beverage here!"
 The Dude

Below are tons of wonderful ways for you to enjoy Kahlua including my life your own homemade Kahlua and my signature recipe for the White Russian,
or, as The Dude refers to it, the Caucasian.


WHITE RUSSIAN
Martini Diva Style

INGREDIENTS:
2 Oz. Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
2 Oz. Half & Half
Ice

Garnish: Espresso Powder Rim, Whipped Cream, Scrappy's Orange Bitters

Tools: Cocktail Shaker, Stir Stick

Glass: Old Fashioned

DIRECTIONS:
Dip the rim of the glass in some Kahlua, then into the espresso powder, chill glass in the freezer.
Add a large ice cube to the glass then pour in the Kahlua. Slowly add the half & half. Do not stir.
Garnish with the whipped cream, tap a few dashes of the orange bitters on top, add a stir stick and serve. Watch out for cats ....


Yup, Bailey Le Chat loves this White Russian. He jumped up on my table while I was styling my photoshoot and helped himself so I just hit the shutter and grabbed a few shots before scooting him away. He's named after a famous Irish cream liqueur, but now I'm wondering if I should have named him Kahlua La Creme, or The Dude!

MORE KAHLUA COCKTAILS 

And, of course, many of my COFFEE and ESPRESSO cocktails that call for coffee liqueur are perfect for using your Kahlua.

National Kahlua Day is February 27th.


"The Dude abides."
~ The Dude

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Updated9-2016
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An APERITIF To REMEMBER Movie Cocktail


(Cocktails inspired by the movies, Oscar nominees and winners.)

AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, 1957
Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr
Nominated (1958) for: Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Music, Original Song (For the song "An Affair to Remember"), Best Music, Scoring

Though it didn't win an Oscar, An Affair To Remember was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Original Song. This was one of my mother's favorite movies, we watched it together often and my favorite part was always the piano solo that featured that title song. This is why I chose to do a cocktail tribute to this particular movie, to remember the great moments with my mom.

Plus, An Aperitif To Remember popped into my pun twisted brain and it was too good a movie cocktail name to pass up. This one's light on alcohol, refreshingly fruity and sparkling!

An
APERITIF
To
REMEMBER

INGREDIENTS
1-1/2 Oz. Blackberry Brandy
1 Oz. Benjamin Twigg's Cherry Concentrate
1/2 Oz. Fresh Orange Juice
Sparkling Wine 
3 or 4 Large Ice Cubes, Regular Ice Cubes

Garnish: Orange twist wrapped around two Bordeaux cherries

Tools: Cocktail shaker, Straw, Cocktail Pick

Glass: Pint

DIRECTIONS:
Add the ingredients, except the sparkling wine, to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.
Add the large ice cubes to your glass, strain in the cocktail from the shaker then top off with the sparkling wine. 
Garnish with an orange twist and a few Bordeaux cherries, add a straw and serve.

This Year's Other Bespoke Oscar Cocktails:
Angostura and Old Lace
Gone With The Gin
The Cocktail Purple





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ANGOSTURA and OLD LACE, Movie Inspired Cocktails


(Cocktails inspired by the movies, Oscar nominees and winners.)

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, 1944
Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane
Nominated: Not one, not a single Oscar nod, and I don't care because I still laugh at this Frank Capra movie.

Besides I got the title pun stuck in my head and it does fit my purple Oscar party theme this year.

ANGOSTURA and OLD LACE

INGREDIENTS:
2-1/2 Oz. Hpnotiq Harmonie Liqueur
1/2 Oz. Peppermint Schnapps
2 Drops Angostura Bitters
1 Drop Food Grade Lavender Oil
2 Tbsp. Pasteurized Egg White
Ice

Garnish: A few dried lavender buds

Tools: Blender, Cocktail shaker

Glass: Antique Crystal Coupe

DIRECTIONS:
Add all the ingredients except the ice to a blender and blend for one minute.
Pour this into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.
Strain into a chilled coupe, garnish with a pinch of lavender buds and serve. 

This Year's Other Bespoke Oscar Cocktails:
An Aperitif To Remember
Gone With The Gin
The Cocktail Purple




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