How to Make a Mudslide Cocktail

A drink gaining greater popularity in 2018 is the Mudslide. Never heard of it? Well if you enjoy a drink out on the town you may start to hear more about it. A drink you can easily make at home, it’s a refreshing cocktail that seems to come out in warmer weather.

If you enjoy Kahlua or Baileys Irish cream then you’re going to love the Mudslide. Its getting a reputation as a cooler cousin of the White Russian cocktail. The difference being that Irish Cream is a substitute for dull plain cream.

Your ingredients:

1 oz Vodka
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Irish Cream
1 Scoop Vanilla ice cream
1 Cup ice

Chocolate Syrup

Your method:

Firstly you want to fill up your glass with ice, then drizzle some of your chocolate syrup over the ice. Save a little chocolate syrup to add at the end.

Now, fill your cocktail shaker with the Vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlua and the ice cream. Give it all a good shake to create a smooth mixture.

You’re just about finished, it’s that simple. Just pour the mixture over into your glass and drizzle your remaining chocolate syrup over the top.

There are a few variations of Mudslide that differ slightly from this but this is the classic way.

This is so easy anyone with a cocktail shaker can make it.



The Cayman Islands is not known for much more that idyllic white sandy beaches but a little place called Wreck Bar on Grand Cayman did invent the Mudslide cocktail. Although when first originated, it didn’t come in a classy cocktail glass. Bars in the Cayman islands in the 1950s, when this drink was established, we’re more likely to serve it to you in plastic bottle. Although I’d have loved to be around in those days, I’d prefer my cocktails served in glass that you!

Revolver Cocktail Recipe for Bourbon Lovers

There’s not many cocktails around with bourbon in them but when you mix it with Kahlua, or other coffee base liquor, you’ve got one hell of a drink.

Bourbon is not everyone’s cup-of-tea when it comes to cocktails as the sweetness con be too overpowering and sharp. But for some reason, this The Revolver seems to work well. I suppose it’s the same principal as adding a dash of Bourbon to your coffee, somehow it’s a nice kick.

Your ingredients:

2 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur
2 Dash of Orange Bitters
(Optional) Orange Zest Strip for Garnish

Your method:

Fill your cocktail mixer with a rye-heavy Bourbon (recommended) with the Kahlua (or other coffee liquor) and orange bitters. Add some ice to the mix and shake well for 30 seconds or so, until it’s chilled. Strain the mix into your chilled cocktail glass.

Now add the strip of orange zest for garnish.

If you really want to grab peoples attention you could flame the orange zest. By doing this you are squeezing the oil out of the orange peel and caramelizing it simultaneously. This will only enhance the flavor.
Give it a try. Even though this is about Kahlua drinks, I bet you’ve never tasted a cocktail with Bourbon.


A barman Jon Santer created ‘The Revolver’ when working in San Francisco at Bruno’s. It’s a modification on ‘The Manhattan’ that he tried which worked wonders. It was around 2003/2004 that Jon Santer mixed Bourbon with Tia Maria (also coffee based). Any other coffee based liqueurs can work with the Revolver but Kahlua is our drink of choice.

Kahlua Espresso Martini for a Kickstart

Adding Kahlua to a cocktail just gives that little kick of caffine but add an expresso and and that kick gets a whole lot bigger. Known as the Kahlua Espresso Martini, it goes wonderfully well with chocolate of all forms, especially chocolate deserts. Here’s how to make one.

Your ingredients:

1.5 shots of Vodka
1.5 shots of Kahlua
1 shot of Creme de Cacao
1 shot of espresso
Couple of coffee beans for garnish

Your method:

Using either a Cobbler shaker or a Boston shaker, add the Vodka, Kahlua, espresso & ice to the shaker. Give the shaker a good rattle around, then strain into a martini glass. If you’d like a little froth on top, shake more vigorously than normal. Once your glass is full, simply add a few coffee beans for garnish. Lovely.


The Kahlua Espresso Martini cocktail itself was invented in London by the late barman Dick Bradsell. A top model walked in and asked the bartender for something to wake herself up. So Dick combined the ingredients that today make up one of the most loved cocktails.


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