Top 5 Kahlua Mudslide Cocktail Recipes

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Who doesn’t love an ice-cold glass of chocolate milk? It’s a delicious sweet treat that takes us back to our childhoods, while (if only for a moment) allowing us to forget the worries of being adults. But we are adults, and there is a benefit to that: liquor.

When you’re looking to indulge your sweet tooth, why not take things up a notch by adding a little booze? One of our favorite ways is by looking to Kahlua, and one of our favorite creations is the Kahlua Mudslide. This classic recipe of Kahlua, Baileys, and vodka can really only be described as coffee-flavored chocolate milk for adults. While the drink hinges on those three ingredients, there’s a variety of recipes featuring everything from ice cream to pumpkin spice. Here, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite variations.

CLASSIC MUDSLIDE
With equal parts of all the ingredients, this classic creation couldn’t be easier to make — or more delicious to drink.

Ingredients: 1 ounce Kahlua, 1 ounce vodka, 1 ounce Baileys, 1 ounce milk, chocolate syrup (optional)

Directions: In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the Kahlua, vodka, Baileys, and milk. Shake until chilled and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. If desired, top with a chocolate syrup. You can make this recipe frozen by simply blending the ingredients with 1 cup of ice.

MUDSLIDE MILKSHAKE
A boozy milkshake? See, we told you there are benefits to being an adult.

Ingredients: 1 ounce Kahlua, 1 ounce vodka, 1 ounce Baileys, 2-3 scoops vanilla ice cream, splash of milk, 1 cup crushed ice, chocolate syrup and whipped cream

Directions: In a blender, blend together the Kahlua, vodka, Baileys, ice cream, milk, and ice. Drizzle the chocolate sauce around the inside of a hurricane glass. Pour the blended mixture into the glass and top with a dollop of whipped cream and another drizzle of chocolate sauce.

GREEN MINT CHIP MUDSLIDE
The Mudslide Milkshake gets even more hard-to-resist by swapping vanilla ice cream for melt-in-your-mouth mint chocolate chip.

Ingredients: 1 ounce Kahlua, 1 ounce chocolate vodka, 1 ounce Baileys, 2-3 scoops mint chocolate chip ice cream, splash of milk, 1 cup crushed ice, whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles

Directions: In a blender, blend together the Kahlua, vodka, Baileys, ice cream, milk, and ice. Pour the blended mixture into a hurricane glass and top with a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.

BANANA MUDSLIDE
With the addition of crème de banane, this recipe is more or less a banana split in a glass.

Ingredients:
3/4 ounce Kahlua, 3/4 ounce vodka, 3/4 ounce Baileys, 3/4 ounce crème de banane, 1 ounce milk, slice of banana

Directions: In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the Kahlua, vodka, Baileys, crème de banane, and milk. Shake until chilled and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice, or blend with ice to make the drink frozen. Garnish with a slice of banana.

PUMPKIN SPICE MUDSLIDE
Move over, Starbucks. The pumpkin spice craze has found its way into the booze world with the Pumpkin Spice Mudslide.

Ingredients: 1 ounce Kahlua, 1 ounce whipped cream vodka, 1 ounce Baileys, 1/4 cup milk, 1 Tbsp canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, whipped cream.

Directions: In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the Kahlua, vodka, Baileys, milk, canned pumpkin, and a few shakes of the pumpkin pie spice. Shake together until all blended and the pumpkin is no longer chunky. Pour into a rocks glass with fresh ice and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a few more shakes of pumpkin pie spice.

Photo credits (from top to bottom): Courtesy of Eat the Love; Courtesy of Kahlua; Courtesy of Frugal Foodie Mama; Courtesy of Cali Girl Cooking