Kahlua is a coffee liqueur with a strong flavour. It consists of sugar cane, water, coffee beans and other flavours. Alcoholic content in Kahlua ranges from 17% to 44%.
The caffeine content of Kahlua varies slightly, which can range from .1 milligrams per 10 millilitres to 40 milligrams per 10 millilitres.
According to a report on Lucky Magazine from July 28th, 2012, this liqueur contains 80% alcohol and only 20% caffeine. So yes, Kahlua does contain some caffeine.
Kahlua contains about 100 ppm caffeine, which means about 100ml/ litre of product. So, for a standard 1.5 oz drink of Kahlua, there would be about 5 mg of caffeine.
How to make it?
In a container, combine one shot of Kahluacream, two shots of vodka, one tablespoonful sugar or sugar substitute (optional), and two shots of boiling water.
Mix for 10 seconds with a spoon or whip with a hand blender until frothy foam has formed on the top. Pour into a glass, then serve. The ratio for this recipe is 1: 2: 1 - coffee liqueur: vodka: water.
You can make Kahlua at home using a standard coffee maker.
Kahlua is not the only coffee liqueur. Tia Maria also contains caffeine, as do many European versions.
Caffeine is a stimulant and can enhance feelings of alertness and wakefulness. In addition, it can increase metabolism and heart rate.
Therefore, it may be contraindicated for people with high blood pressure or heart disease since it increases blood pressure and heart rate.
While it is true that the amount of caffeine in Kahlua is relatively small, maybe enough to perk you up when you’re feeling a bit tired, but it’s much less than a cup of coffee.
Be sure only to use the measure to recommend and drink water with your Kahlua for optimal taste.