KahlAoa Selects "Black Paloma" Brunch Cocktail For Feature at New Orleans' Tales of the Cocktails

New York, N.Y.,  – Pernod Ricard USA’s Kahlúa coffee liqueur has selected the “Black Paloma”, a brunch cocktail recipe from Rick Stutz, to be featured at New Orleans’ Tales of the Cocktails being held July 21 – July 25, 2010.

Kahlúa, the world’s number one coffee liqueur, will be serving delicious java and Kahlúa concoctions daily from 8:30 – 10:30 am at the Tales of the Cocktail Kahlúa Coffee Bar in New Orleans. Along with an assortment of hot and iced brews, Stutz’s “Black Paloma” recipe will be stirred up by bartenders from many Notable New Orleans hot spots.

“The Paloma is a frosty shield against the hot sun,” said Stutz, author of the online blog KaiserPenguin.com, “And with the addition of Kahlúa, the ‘Black Paloma’ becomes the perfect morning libation.”

Kahlúa coffee liqueur offered up a challenge to members of the Cocktail and Spirits Online Writers Group (CSOWG.org) in an online chat room event – The Mixoloseum – to create a Kahlúa Brunch Drink perfect for the industry’s premier cocktail festival. A panel of beverage industry and marketing professionals together selected Stutz’s “Black Paloma” from a group of nine finalists.

“Rick’s drink stood out to us for its exciting fusion of citrus and tequila, and because the Kahlúa shined through so beautifully. Also, we thought it would pair well with classic brunch foods,” said Kahlúa Senior Brand Manager Michelle Sanders, “On our recent trips to Veracruz, Mexico, where Kahlúa has its deeply-rooted history, we’ve found that Kahlúa is often paired with fresh lime juice. It’s something you wouldn’t expect, but it’s phenomenal, and speaks to the drink’s versatility. Rick’s ‘Black Paloma’ recipe perfectly captured that very same essence.”

Black Paloma
By Rick Stutz.

1 1/2 parts blanco tequila
1 1/2 parts Kahlúa
3/4 part fresh lime juice
1/2 part fresh grapefruit juice
Pinch Salt

Use a Collins glass and fill with ice. Add the tequila, Kahlúa, salt, and juices. Top it off with club soda.

Tales of the Cocktail is the premier global cocktail and culinary festival that celebrates the history and culture of dining and drinking. This year, Pernod Ricard USA brands, including Kahlúa, ABSOLUT, Beefeater and Plymouth Gins, among others, will once again take center stage at the events most popular festivities.


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