Kahlua is a classic liqueur and the brand has developed some variations over time. The French vanilla version is still a coffee liqueur, but has an intensified vanilla flavor. The liqueur maintains Kahlua's usual sweetness, yet becomes a little more velvety thanks to the French vanilla addition.
This drink likely takes its name from the additional liquor, making this cocktail quite strong. Kahlua is a heavy liqueur, so it's great for layering and this drink makes use of that. Fill a rocks glass with ice, then pour in 1 ounce of French Vanilla Kahlua followed by 1 ounce of vodka. Top off the glass with club soda and be sure not to stir, enjoy this drink one layer at a time.
Lovers of Vanilla Coke will enjoy this combination. Mix 1 ounce of French Vanilla Kahlua in a rocks glass with ice and regular Coke. Garnish the drink with a cherry.
Add some sharpness to sweet Kahlua with a little brandy. Mix 1 ounce each of French Vanilla Kahlua and brandy in a rocks glass with ice and enjoy.
Shake 1 ounce each of French Vanilla Kahlua, herb liqueur, and Irish whiskey over ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass. You can dress up this drink by rimming the martini glass with sugar first.
Sambuca balances Kahlua's sweetness nicely with its spicy licorice flavor. Pour 1 ounce each of Sambuca and French Vanilla Kahlua in a rocks glass with ice and top off with milk. Stir to combine before drinking.