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Kahlúa
Kahlúa.svg
Type Liqueur
Manufacturer Pernod Ricard
Country of origin Mexico
Introduced 1936
Alcohol by volume 20.0%
Website www.kahlua.com
A bottle of Kahlúa

Kahlúa is a well known Mexican coffee-flavored liqueur. It is heavy and sweet, with a distinct taste of coffee, from which it is made. Kahlúa also contains sugar, corn syrup and vanilla bean.

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History

Allied Domecq, which was created in 1994 as the result of a merger between Allied Lyons and Pedro Domecq, had produced Kahlúa since 1936[1] until the company was partially acquired in 2005 by Pernod Ricard, the largest spirits distributor in the world since the merger with the Swedish "Vin & Sprit" in March 2008.

Varieties

  • Kahlúa
  • Kahlúa Mocha
  • Kahlúa French Vanilla
  • Kahlúa Hazelnut
  • Kahlúa Especial
  • Kahlúa White Russian
  • Kahlúa Mudslide
Kahlúa for sale at a liquor store in Fukushima City, Japan

The alcohol content of Kahlúa varies between 20.0% and 35% depending on individual markets. In 2002, a more expensive, high-end product called "Kahlúa Especial" became available in the United States, Canada and Australia after previously being offered only in duty-free markets. Made with premium Arabica coffee beans grown in Veracruz, Mexico,[2] Kahlúa Especial has an alcohol content of 36% and has a lower viscosity and is less sweet than the regular version.

Name

As the original producer Domecq tried to preserve a Veracruzan identity to its product, the name Kahlúa was chosen as a feature of its originality. Kahlúa means "House of the Acolhua people" in the Veracruz Nahuatl language spoken before the Spanish Conquest; then it was Hispanicized as Ulúa, forming the name of modern San Juan de Ulúa fortress.

Uses

Kahlúa is used to make cocktails and as a topping or ingredient in several desserts, including ice cream, cakes, and cheesecakes.

A few notable cocktails made with Kahlúa include the B-52, Baby Guinness, Mudslide, and the White Russian and Black Russian.

It can also be enjoyed in cold cream, in milk, or mixed with hot coffee.

See also

References

  1. ^ Kahlúa Revitalizes Iconic Packaging. Pernod Ricard USA, September 14, 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-17.
  2. ^ Kahlua 'Unleashes' Major Holiday Marketing Push, Including New Television and Radio Advertising. Business Wire, November 10, 2003. Retrieved 2008-02-17.

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Wiktionary

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Proper noun

Kahlúa

  1. A brand of heavy, sweet, coffee flavored liqueur made in Mexico.

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Spanish

Proper noun

Kahlúa

  1. A brand of heavy, sweet, coffee flavored liqueur made in Mexico.

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