Thursday, July 5, 2012

Golden Kahlua Coladas

It's a holiday week (weekend?).  These holidays that fall mid-week always confuse me.
No matter what you call it, a cocktail is definitely in order.

You have the necessities on hand, I trust...

These are the simplest of frozen drinks....perfect for a summer night when the sun has set, the heat has dissipated, and the humidity of the day has burned off.  Ahh....summer nights.  The only enjoyable part of summer, no?

Enjoy them in the heat of the day, too...just make them.

Golden Kahlua Coladas
{serves 2}

ingredients:
2 cups orange juice ice cubes
2 ounces Kahlua
2 ounces Amaretto
orange slices

First kids, you'll need what we called in the olden days, an "ice cube tray."

Once your orange juice is frozen, combine the 2 cups of cubes (approximately) with the Kahlua and Amaretto in a blender.  Process until smooth.

Pour into glasses and garnish with an orange wheel.

Summer in a glass.  Ahhh...


24 comments:

  1. I love this post! First, love amaretto and was my first drink ever ordered in a bar when I wasn't even 21 :) Some people order shots, I ordered an amaretto sour. Lol And I love the 'old fashioned' ice cube tray and I am utterly confused by the midweek holiday thing too!

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  2. OMG, this looks like a symbol pf a perfect vacation! Can you imagine I never had Kahlua in my life? Ought to change it. I can't wait to try this drink!

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  3. OH MY! My mother would love these. I know what I'm making her for her upcoming birthday. This drink and your vanilla buttermilk cake with amaretto buttercream. Too much amaretto? I think not.
    Thanks for all of your funny, inspiring, and drool inducing posts!!

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  4. I never would have thought of those flavors together, but I'll have to try it! :-)

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  5. BTW, where did you get your wonderful tablecloth?!?

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  6. Wow...these look and sound really delicious.
    Anything fruit smoothie like...count me in :)

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  7. i should try this sometime=)

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  8. I, ok, would never in a billion years thought of combining coffee, almond, and oj... Interesting! Gotta give it a shot!! Thanks, I probably have gained a good 10-15 lb just by reading your posts! Anybody reading this, just send it to me, the stuffs awful, let me make the grand sacrifice, and eat it for ya! Lol!!

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  9. these are gorgeous!!

    "in the olden days" :) I was just thinking the same thing when I pulled my ice cube tray out the other day.

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  10. This looks like an interesting flavor combination...though I would probably mix it all together and freeze it ahead of time. My aunt has a similar recipe for frozen bourbon slush and as a kid she had a special Tupperware container for it, and all the kids knew that was a Mom Drink and we weren't allowed to have it. She still makes the slush in the same container. I've never tried it, now that I think of it. It's a Momm Drink!

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  11. I love you and your olden day ice cube tray!!

    These look great. Bookmarking for post baby!! xoxo

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  12. This looks cool and relaxing. I don't partake anymore but when I used to, I loved Amaretto.

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  13. I can't even put into a comment how desperately I want to have one of these immediately!! And wowza to the photography!

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  14. Yum!! So perfect, Bridget - but I'm extra giddy over that poppy tablecloth! My favorite flower! :)

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  15. I love everything about this!! Amaretto is my favorite! Pictures are gorgeous...

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  16. oooo, amaretto! :D and we totally still have an ice cube tray! Been twisting those cubes free ever since I was a little girl! :D I love that idea with the orange juice, because i hate when drinks get watered down.

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  17. Could you use the orange juice concentrate that comes in a can in the freezer section instead.

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  18. You know, I anticipated this mid-week holiday to be a bummer, but it's been nice and feels like an extended holiday somehow! Throw in this drink and I think it's even better. :)

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  19. This sounds like a delicious cocktail! I've always shied away from coladas because I'm not a fan of coconut or pineapple, but the Kahlua and Ameretto sound like the perfect substitutions!

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  20. I might have to make this by the pitcher!

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  21. I need to go and make orange juice ice cubes...right now! Can't wait to try this Bridget and believe me, I most definitely will. Thanks for the recipe.

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  22. Is it really true ? I love the juiciness of the cocktail. Love that one.

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