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Looking eye level at a frozen mudslide Kahlúa cocktail next to classic shaken mudslides in old-fashioned glasses.

Classic Kahlúa Cocktails

All the sweet, coffee-scented classic Kahlúa cocktails in one place! The ingredient measurements are for one drink, use the buttons to double or triple the recipe to serve a crowd. 

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Kahlúa Cocktail 1x



White Russian

  • 2 ounces or double shot of Kahlúa
  • 1 ounce or a shot of vodka, Absolut is traditional
  • 1 ounce or a shot of heavy cream (or dairy-free milk)

Black Russian

  • 2 ounces or a double shot of vodka
  • 1 ounce or a shot of of Kahlúa
  • a candied or dark cherry for garnish, optional

Classic Mudslide

  • 1 ounce or a shot Kahlúa
  • 1 ounce or a shot vodka
  • 1½ ounces of Bailey's Irish Cream
  • chocolate shavings or chocolate-covered espresso beans, optional garnishes

Frozen Mudslide

  • 1 ounce or a shot of Kahlúa
  • 1 ounce or a shot of vodka
  • 1 ounce or a shot of Irish Cream
  • 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream (about a heaping cup)
  • a little ice, crushed if you have it
  • chocolate sauce, shavings, and/or chocolate-covered espresso beans

Colorado Bulldog

  • 1 ounce or a shot of Kahlúa
  • 1 ounce or a shot of vodka
  • 1 ounce or a shot of heavy cream (half and half works, too)
  • few splashes of cola


White Russian

  1. Fill a rocks or old-fashioned glass halfway with ice.
  2. Pour in the Kahlúa and your choice of vodka.
  3. Top with a single shot of heavy cream. This will give you the signature look of this classic Kahlúa drink, with the dark liqueur resting beneath a pillowy cloud of cream on top.

Black Russian 

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice, or a large, cocktail ice cube.
  2. Pour in the vodka and Kahlúa. A little swish with a cocktail stirrer wouldn't be out of line
  3. Garnish with a dark cherry (or any cherry you have on hand).


  1. Combine all the vodka and liqueurs in a cocktail shaker with ample ice.
  2. Shake until it frosts over, and strain the drink into an ice-filled rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with chocolate shavings or chocolate espresso beans.

Frozen Mudslide

  1. Drizzle chocolate syrup or homemade chocolate sauce around the inside of your hurricane glass or large drinking glass.
  2. Blend the first five ingredients until smooth.
  3. Pour into the prepared glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings, whipped cream, or perhaps a chocolate-covered espresso bean, or three.

Colorado Bulldog

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with a couple of handfuls of ice.
  2. Add ice to your glass, filling it about halfway.
  3. Add the Kahlúa, vodka, and heavy cream, place on the lid and shake until it frosts over.
  4. Strain the drink into a rocks glass filled with ice, and top off the remaining room left in the glass with cola.


For Dairy-Free

If you eat a dairy-free diet, any plant-based milk will be just as delicious. Pure coconut cream is especially indulgent, and lightly sweetened almond milk also pairs well. Friendly reminder, however, that Kahlúa is not vegan. Irish Cream does, as in the name, contain dairy.

On Nutrition Information

The Nutrition Information below is for the frozen mudslide cocktail recipe above as written... So you can feel a lot better about enjoying one of the others!

  • Author: Chef Christina
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mixology
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • Serving Size: 1 Cocktail
  • Calories: 1883
  • Sugar: 152 g
  • Sodium: 423.3 mg
  • Fat: 109 g
  • Carbohydrates: 165.9 g
  • Protein: 23.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 608.6 mg

Keywords: Kahlúa cocktails, Kahlúa and milk, mudslide cocktail, white Russian cocktail, Black Russian,