Toasted Almond and More Delicious Amaretto and Kahlua Drink Recipes

Toasted Almond and More Delicious Amaretto and Kahlua Drink Recipes

There’s nothing quite like a toasted almond cocktail to bring any meal to a spectacular end. This classic favorite makes a nice addition to a lazy afternoon as well, and let’s face it – it’s fab just about any time you’re craving something a little sweet. You’ll find a few variations in this collection of toasted almond drink recipes, along with some other recipes for more amaretto and kahlua drinks to tempt your taste buds. So grab your favorite glasses, dust off your cocktail shaker, and check your ice supply because you’re about to learn how to make a toasted almond. Enjoy!

Classic Toasted Almond Drink Recipe

This recipe makes a smooth, delicious cocktail for one. Simply multiply to increase the number of servings!

Ingredients:

2 ounces each:

amaretto almond liqueur

Kahlua or another coffee liqueur

light cream or half and half

Instructions:

Add ice to a cocktail shaker, then add all ingredients. Shake well and then strain the finished cocktail into a highball glass.

Lighter Toasted Almond Drink Recipe

This recipe makes two delicious cocktails, with fewer calories than the original so it’s easier on your waistline. Simply multiply to increase the number of servings!

Ingredients:

4 ounces each:

amaretto almond liqueur

Kahlua or another coffee liqueur

2% milk, skim milk, or a nondairy milk such as almond, cashew, or soy

Instructions:

Add ice to a cocktail shaker, then add all ingredients. Shake well and then strain this yummy almond cocktail into two highball glasses.

Lower-Alcohol Toasted Almond Cocktail

If you find that the traditional toasted almond is a bit too strong for your liking or if you’re watching your sugar intake, you’ll probably appreciate this fantastic lower alcohol version. If it’s not strong enough, simply add a bit more amaretto and Kahlua! This recipe makes one cocktail, so double up if you’re treating a friend.

Ingredients:

1 ounce each:

amaretto almond liqueur

Kahlua or another coffee liqueur

4 ounces of half and half or light cream

*Note that you can substitute your favorite milk or nondairy milk if you like.

Instructions:

Add ice to a cocktail shaker, then add all ingredients. Shake well and then strain into a highball glass.

Blended Toasted Almond

Who doesn’t love the idea of a frappe-inspired beverage to take the edge off? This toasted almond “smoothie” recipe isn’t the healthiest thing you’ll drink this year, but it makes a fabulous treat for you and a friend. Feel free to double or triple the ingredients to make additional servings.

Ingredients:

½ cup ice (optional)

1 ounce each:

amaretto almond liqueur

Kahlua or another coffee liqueur

2 ounces vodka (try vanilla or caramel vodka for even more flavor)

½ cup vanilla bean ice cream

4 ounces half-and-half or light cream

Whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles for topping (optional)

*Note that you can substitute your favorite milk or nondairy milk if you like.

Instructions:

Crush the ice in the blender, then add all ingredients except the whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles and process until smooth. Pour into highball glasses or stemless wine glasses, then add the toppings. You’ll get extra points if you garnish this decadent dessert cocktail with a cookie, chopped almonds, toasted coconut, or a bright red maraschino cherry!

Toasted Almond Shot

Want just a little taste? Try a toasted almond shot instead of a full-size cocktail. This recipe makes 2 shots, so you can toast a friend before this delicious treat goes down the hatch.

Ingredients:

1/2 ounce each:

amaretto almond liqueur

Kahlua or another coffee liqueur

1 ounce half-and-half or light cream

*Note that you can substitute your favorite milk or nondairy milk if you like.

Instructions:

Add ice to a cocktail shaker, then add all ingredients. Shake well and then strain this decadent amaretto shot into two shot glasses. Top it with whipped cream if you like!

Toasted Almond Martini

Here’s a slightly sweeter take on the classic toasted almond recipe. Served in a chilled martini glass and garnished with a maraschino cherry, this is a marvelous treat just for you. Double the ingredients to share with a friend – and remember to chill two martini glasses instead of one!

Ingredients:

1 ounce Kahlua or another coffee liqueur

1 ½ ounces each:

amaretto almond liqueur

half and half or light cream

*Note that you can lighten up by substituting your favorite milk or nondairy milk if you like.

Instructions:

Add ice to a cocktail shaker, then add all ingredients. Shake well and then strain into a chilled martini glass, perhaps with a sugared rim. Garnish with a maraschino cherry for good measure.

Roasted Toasted Almond

Less sweet with a stronger kick than the basic roasted almond, this roasted toasted almond recipe makes two servings, so you and a friend can chill out together.  

Ingredients:

3 ounces each:

amaretto almond liqueur

Kahlua or another coffee liqueur

2 ounces vodka

4 ounces of half and half or light cream

*Note that you can substitute your favorite milk or nondairy milk if you like.

Instructions:

Add ice to a cocktail shaker, then add all ingredients. Shake well and then strain into two highball glasses. Feel free to add an ice cube or a dollop of whipped cream!

Toasted Almond Float

Remember those root beer floats you loved as a kid and probably continue to enjoy today? This decadent dessert drink is spoonably delicious. The recipe makes enough for two, but you can easily double up to serve a group of four friends.

Ingredients:

8 ounces each:

amaretto almond liqueur

Kahlua or another coffee liqueur

light cream or half and half

Topping:

Vanilla bean ice cream

Instructions:

Add ice to a cocktail shaker, then add all ingredients except for the ice cream. Shake well and then strain the finished cocktail into 4 10-ounce glasses. Finish each glass with a scoop or two of your favorite vanilla bean ice cream, add spoons and straws, and serve. You get extra points if you garnish this amaretto dessert drink with toasted almonds, chocolate sprinkles, or other goodies.

Toasted Almond Coffee

If your weekend brunch calls for a boozy touch, you’re going to love this toasted almond coffee recipe. Put those shopping plans on hold for a little while and enjoy this relaxing drink.

Ingredients:

2 cups hot brewed coffee

2 ounces each:

amaretto almond liqueur

Kahlua or another coffee liqueur

light cream or half and half

Instructions:

Pour the coffee into mugs, saving room for the rest of the ingredients. Add 1 ounce of amaretto, Kahlua, and light cream or half and half to each cup and enjoy. Add a dollop of whipped cream if you want extra brownie points from your brunch partner.

Toasted Almond Frappuccino

Longing for a DIY Frappuccino with a kick? Look no further, because this fabulous take on the toasted almond will quell your coffee cravings and put you into instant “relax” mode. This yummy recipe makes enough for two big Frappuccinos. Note that you should brew an extra-strong pot of coffee (use about twice the coffee as normal) ahead of time and chill it before you make this boozy frappe.

Ingredients:

1 cup ice

4 ounces chilled coffee, extra strong

2 ounces each:

amaretto almond liqueur

Kahlua or another coffee liqueur

4 ounces milk or non-dairy milk

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips

Whipped cream and more chocolate chips for topping (optional)

Instructions:

Crush the ice in the blender, then add the coffee and process for about 30 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the whipped cream and chocolate chip garnish and blend again until smooth. Pour into tall glasses, then add the toppings and sip the afternoon away.