Kahlúa Especial Coffee Liqueur is one of the brand’s more premium offerings, bottled at a higher 70 proof and, according to the marketing materials, boasts a “richer coffee taste.”

Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur is the number one selling coffee liqueur in the world. It’s probably most famous for its role in the classic White Russian, as well as a number of other creamy, dessert-esque cocktails. It was first produced in Mexico in 1936, and the modern recipe was apparently reformulated in 1962. The name roughly translates to “house of the Acolhua people,” an ancient Mesoamerican people and sister culture of the Aztecs.

Proof 70 35% ABV
Type liqueur
Variety coffee liqueur
Mash Bill rum
Brand Kahlúa
Country Mexico
Cost USD $25 {{drinkHelpers.priceIndicator(25)}} (last verified in 2016)
Kahlúa Especial Coffee Liqueur