Happy Thanksgiving !

30 October 2023

As the holiday season approaches, we're all gearing up for the festive celebration that is Thanksgiving. While this day is typically synonymous with turkey and pumpkin pie, why not add a little extra cheer to your Thanksgiving gathering with some delightful Kahlúa cocktails and recipes? Kahlúa, a coffee liqueur with rich, warm flavors, can be a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving menu. Let's raise a toast to gratitude and togetherness with some exceptional Kahlúa-infused drinks.
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Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Latte

As the weather gets colder and the leaves turn vibrant shades of orange, the cozy embrace of a Pumpkin Spice Latte becomes irresistible. Add a dash of Kahlúa to your classic PSL to create the perfect Thanksgiving drink. Here's how:

1 oz Kahlúa
1 oz pumpkin spice syrup
4 oz hot brewed coffee
2 oz steamed milk
Whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon (for garnish)

Brew a fresh cup of your favorite coffee.
Stir in Kahlúa and pumpkin spice syrup.
Top it off with steamed milk.
Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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Kahlúa Spiked Hot Chocolate

Thanksgiving evenings can get chilly, making a warm Kahlúa Spiked Hot Chocolate the ideal way to stay cozy. This rich and indulgent drink will be a favorite for adults and kids alike (non-alcoholic version available). Here's how to make it:

1 oz Kahlúa
6 oz hot chocolate
Whipped cream and chocolate shavings (for garnish)

Prepare a cup of hot chocolate.
Stir in Kahlúa or enjoy it as classic hot chocolate.
Top it with a dollop of whipped cream and some chocolate shavings.

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Kahlúa Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin brings the spice, Kahlúa brings the nice

Pastry crust
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup kahlúa
1/4 cup agave syrup or honey
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons kahlúa

8-10 servings, Prep time: 10MIN, Cook time: 50 MIN
Best to refrigerate at least 4h before serving
1. Line a 9-inch/22cm pie tin with your favorite pastry recipe crust, lightly poke holes with a fork; chill.
2. Preheat oven 450°F/220°C.
3. In a bowl combine the milk, sugar, Kahlúa, corn syrup, spice and salt.
4. In the same bowl, add the pumpkin and eggs, blend well.
5. Set aside.
6. Bake pastry for 7-8min, until lightly browned.
7. Pull oven rack part way out; slowly pour pumpkin mixture into shell.
8. Reduce oven to 325°F/165°C.
9. Bake for approx 40 mins, until filling is barely set in center.
10. Take out and let it cool on a wire rack.
11. Make the Kahlúa cream topping by whisking the whipping cream with half of the Kahlúa until stiff peaks form.
12. Turn into serving bowl and drizzle 1 tbsp Kahlúa on top.
13. Serve the pie with Kahlúa cream topping.
Make evaporated milk by doubling the amount of regular milk, and gently boiling it down to the desired quantity.
Don’t have pumpkin spice? Substitute with equal parts of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger!

This Thanksgiving, embrace the warmth and comfort of Kahlúa in your celebration. These Kahlúa cocktails and recipes are sure to add a touch of elegance and a lot of flavors to your holiday gathering. So, whether you're raising a glass in gratitude with your loved ones or simply enjoying a cozy night in, Kahlúa-infused creations are the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving. Cheers to togetherness and the joy of the season!


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