Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes: Kahlúa Midnight

Give your turkey day some extra kick with a brand new offering from Kahlúa!

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


It's a deeply respected (and heartily celebrated) East Coast tradition, and sure to apply in the West as well: people across the country returning to their hometowns for Thanksgiving dinner with the family head out after the big turkey ritual to meet up with old friends and reconnect with those we've lost touch with from back home. Often times these reunions take place in pubs and favorite hometown hang-outs, always with "the good stuff" getting pulled from the top shelf to celebrate such infrequent occasions. What better time, then, to bring in a new classic with Kahlúa Midnight!

A twist on the beloved original Kahlúa, the number one coffee liqueur in the world, Kahlúa Midnight is bound to be the next crowd-pleasing, go-to shot among party goers everywhere. The taste of the 70 proof mix of rum and black coffee liqueur is smooth, bold, and just a tad sweet, setting it apart from the standard sticky and sugary sweet coffee liqueurs on the market today. The liqueur is ideal for any occasion—whether a celebratory cheers or simply a night on the town, Kahlúa Midnight bursts with flavor.

It’s meant to be served as a chilled shot – straight up (and it’s actually pretty damn good), but there are some fun ones Pernod came up with as well. Definitely a strong guy – 70 proof, so quite the departure from Kahlua regular! 

Give your turkey day some extra kick with the following cocktails:


Midnight Blossom

1½ part Kahlúa Midnight

1 part ABSOLUT Mandarin

1 part simple syrup

1 part pineapple juice

Directions: Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Pour into tall tumbler glass packed with ice. Garnish with a small orange wedge.


Pink Panther

1½ part Kahlúa Midnight

1½ part pineapple juice

1 part Campari

Directions: Add ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker, shake and pour into a large rocks glass packed with crushed ice. Garnish with pineapple.


Coffeecake Martini

1 part Kahlúa Midnight

½ part ABSOLUT Vanilia

½ part whipped cream


¼ part Half & Half

Directions: Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass. Top with dollop of whipped cream and cinnamon.


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