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Kahlúa Midnight Coffee Cocktail Recipe

Coffee lovers, get excited! This coffee cocktail is just what you need to combine the smooth taste of coffee with a delicious kick of Kahlúa.

Kahlua Midnight Coffee Cocktail

Kahlúa Midnight Coffee Cocktail, or what I’m calling the Up All Night, is a perfect coffee cocktail for coffee-lovers. Whether you are looking for an after-dinner drink or something to kick start your weekend brunch, this smooth coffee cocktail is a quick favorite of mine.

Kahlua and Coffee

Kahlua and coffee are a match made in heaven! Because Kahlua itself is a coffee liquor, it pairs perfectly with any coffee cocktail. Kahlua is also a sweet liqueur, so it helps to balance out the bitterness of coffee.

Established in Mexico in the 1930s, Kahlua is a blend of rum, sugar, vanilla, and coffee. It is often enjoyed as an after-dinner drink, but it can also be used in cocktails and mixed drinks.

What is Kahlua Midnight?

Kahlua Midnight Coffee Liqueur is a delicious mix of rum and black coffee. It’s known for being lighter in color and less sweet than original Kahlua Liqueur.

I recently discovered Kahlua Midnight and it has quickly become my staple ingredient in my coffee cocktails. I have used Kahlúa Midnight Liqueur in a few coffee cocktails like a mudslide or a white Russian, but I think my favorite way to use it is to simply add it to a hot coffee.

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What You Need 

The Mexican Coffee Cocktail is easy to make and perfect for sipping on while watching a movie or relaxing on the couch. It’s also great for when you want to keep the party going with a kick of caffeine!

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Mixed with Bailey’s Irish Cream, whiskey and coffee, this coffee cocktail is smooth and delicious. And making it is as easy as pouring all of the ingredients in your favorite glass coffee mug or stemless insulated cup and topping it with a marshmallow or whipped cream!

How to Make This Coffee Cocktail

Add the Kahlua Midnight, Irish cream, and whiskey then fill your glass with coffee for the perfect alcoholic coffee.

Experimenting with Kahlua and Irish Coffee cocktail recipes is easy and fun. Just start with replacing the liqueur in the classic Kahlua recipes and then branch out from there. Before you know it cocktail coffee drinks will be a quick and easy go-to for your entertaining options!

Kahlua Midnight Coffee Cocktail

What other alcohols are good with coffee?

Whiskey, Rum, Brandy, and Bourbon are great with freshly brewed coffee. Stick with Whiskey on this one, you won’t be sorry!

Can I make this with cold brew?

If you desire an iced coffee cocktail, feel free to use cold brew and ice!

Can I add simple syrup to this cocktail?

Oooh, yes, that would be delicious! I’m thinking vanilla, cinnamon or even brown sugar or marshmallow flavored syrup! Feel free to get creative!

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How to make a Kahlua Midnight Coffee Cocktail

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Kahlua Midnight Coffee Cocktail

Kahlua Midnight Coffee Cocktail Recipe on Kita Roberts PasstheSushi

Good things come in three's and that's the case with this delicious creamy Kahlua Midnight cocktail.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 1 oz Kahlua Midnight
  • 1 oz Irish Cream
  • 1/2 oz Whiskey
  • 6 oz Coffee


  1. In a coffee cup, add the Kahlua Midnight, Irish cream, and whiskey.
  2. Fill the cup the cup with the coffee.
  3. Stir to combine
  4. Garnish with marshmallows if you're feeling wild.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate from For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.


Monday 20th of January 2020

So explain to me the difference between regular kahlua and Kahlua midnight! Both are coffee flavored!


Monday 27th of January 2020

I had to figure this out myself! It had more rum than regular Kahlua, so it is much stronger and altho tastes very similar to original Kahlua, it's got a bit more coffee flavor, in my opinion. So, really it depends on just how strong you want your cocktail to be. Hope this helps!

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