It was inspired by the traditional Mexican Coffee “Café de Olla” – which blends coffee, cinnamon, brown sugar (piloncillo), and is served in an ‘olla’ a traditional earthenware.
Quite lovely on the rocks and perfect for holiday cocktails like the ones listed below. The cinnamon spice tastes more authentic with the real cinnamon flavors than many liqueurs and spirits.
Kahlúa Cinnamon Spice Review
Distillery: Kahlúa, Veracruz, Mexico – Pernod Ricard USA
Proof: 90 Proof, 45% ABV
Color: Deep cola with some transparency
Nose: Buttery, brown sugar. The coffee takes the background
Taste: Enters fairly light with cinnamon and coffe notes, becomes a bit heavier mid-palette but not cloying. Brown sugar, molasses, butter, and cinnamon
Finish: Smooth, mellow. Not overbearing with sweetness
1.5 oz. Kahlúa Cinnamon Spice
3 oz. Sparkling Apple Cider
Small squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Shake Kahlúa Cinnamon Spice and lemon over ice. Top with sparkling apple cider. Grate nutmeg on top.
Hot Mexican Cider
1 oz. Kahlúa Cinnamon Spice
3 oz. Hot Apple Cider
.25 oz lemon juice
Shake all ingredients and serve in a glass mug. Grate nutmeg on top to garnish
Review by BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer