Love Coffee Liqueur and Cream? Take a leap of faith and try something new with The Black Goblin , a Tequila, Kahlua, and Cream Cocktail. Vodka might be a thing of the past this is SO good!
I’ll be honest, Halloween is not my favorite holiday. Christmas ranks Number One; with all the color and sparkle and good cheer. Halloween with its dark, scary and more sinister presence has always sort of unnerved me.
When my children were small I was the type that made them costumes of felt fashioned to look like strawberries and watermelon and over the years we also had unicorns and Betsy Ross and a long list of handmade outfits but never a witch or a goblin or anything scary.
Now they are grown and about as scary as I get are drinks like this Tequila, Kahlua, and Cream Cocktail. It really hit the spot on this night of witches and goblins.
I was sure that my move six years ago would see me finally hang up the Halloween flag and hunker down in a quiet, dark house so I wouldn’t be bothered. And then the kids on this block happened and I adore them all and there is no way in this world that I can’t be present for their big night. And to top it off?
I even have a witch costume…how I’ve grown huh? A couple of years ago I was invited to a costume party so I made a black cape and bought a Professor McGonagell witch hat and I’ve sat on the front porch bench and welcomed a bazillion kiddos with that getup. And loved doing it too.
This year will be different; I have no idea what to expect. I know that I’ve certainly hunkered down…but every day, not just on Halloween. I do have to be careful and have not exactly figured out what that will mean…but I know it won’t mean a bunch of kids coming up to me on my porch to grab some candy and I will miss that.
I saw the cutest setup the other day; a woodworker made a ghost fly from his porch to the sidewalk with both candy and beverages for revelers. I love it but I’m not this talented!
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A little early but here’s my solution for a socially distanced Halloween😁🎃. Yes, I asked my family and neighbors to dress up their kids for my silly video. They did get candy out of the deal. #halloween #trickortreat #sociallydistanced #happyhalloween #halloweendecorations #socialdistancing #covidhalloween #halloweenzipline #crispyboys
I think my plan is simple, I’m buying regular big candy bars for my kiddos, I’ll let them know to come pick them up, and I’ll stay inside, bundled up with this new favorite cocktail!
One cocktail I’ve always associated with after dinner sipping has been a White Russian, typically made with half and half, coffee liqueur and vodka. It’s also the first cocktail I ever made for both of my girls once they were old enough to join me. It’s cool, sweet and like a mini coffee drink but with a little kick from vodka.
I wondered how it might be with a bit of a stronger kick. Not unlike my journey from removing jalapenos in dishes served at local restaurants to loving them today, I’ve found in many situations that a touch of tequila is far more appealing than the blandness of vodka.
Not that I haven’t experimented with other warm tequila drinks but I wanted something simple; maybe with those candy bars I’ll provide a tipple for my friends too. A Thermos filled with this elixir waiting for any friend as they traipse over with their kiddos. Just enough for a sip; you know to warm them on the long journey home. Across the street.
In preparation for Halloween, I invited my neighbor Amy over to share this cocktail with me. Amy was also my model for this event and I was lucky that her day rate was simply the cocktail in the photo. I can do that! Through the magic of a long lens, we actually practiced social distancing and truth be told, knowing her family is practicing the same good habits I do made the decision easier.
I MISS PEOPLE!!! Oh did I just yell that. But I do; sometimes a cocktail is necessary!
Funny, I actually anticipated some hesitation from her at the notion of using tequila in a cocktail with cream and coffee liqueur but she was delighted and LOVED the idea and we both sipped away and had a great time. With our witch hats on no less!
Take a leap of faith and trust me on this one…I’m betting that once you try it, vodka will take a backseat and tequila will help this be your new after dinner favorite too! This is a great winter warmer; sure, it’s fun for Halloween but it’s great all season long!
PIN IT! ‘Tequila, Kahlua and Cream Cocktail’
For the Rim:
- 1/4 cup finely grated chocolate
- 2 Tbsp sugar (I used cake decorating sugar; I love the larger crystals)
- 1 Tbsp orange sprinkles (optional, I thought them fun for Halloween)
For the Cocktail:
- 3 oz Tequila
- 3 oz coffee liqueur
- .50 oz vanilla syrup (combine 2 Tbsp water, 2 Tbsp vanilla and 2 Tbsp sugar in a small saucepan and heat just until sugar dissolves; remove from heat and cool.
- 3 oz half and half
- Mix the grated chocolate and sugars and put on a plate. Dip the rim of the glasses into some coffee liqueur on another plate and then into the chocolate mixture. Fill the glasses with ice.
- Combine all cocktail ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake vigorously until ice cold and pour into the ice filled glasses. Serve as is or with straws.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 600Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 1gSugar: 65gProtein: 3g
The nutritional information is computer-generated and only an estimate.