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Created By: TakeMeToTheSea
Added On: 02/09/22
Published On: 02/12/22
Updated On: 03/02/22

7/17/21 The classic Sombrero cocktail. Named for a Mexican hat.

Kahlua & cream (Sombrero) is just one of the variations on the Black Russian developed in the early 50's and then of course the White Russian, both of which add vodka. I like using heavy cream while some prefer half & half or just plain milk. There are really only 3 flavor notes in Kahlua. Coffee, vanilla and caramel. I've always noticed that when I add caramel syrup, vanilla syrup and heavy cream to my own cup of coffee, it really tastes like I've just poured Kahlua in it. (Love those Torani sugar-free syrups from the grocery store)

Coffee Liqueur is a nice dupe for actual Kahlua which is rather hard to find anymore from any flavor concentrate websites, so I had to make my own. Coffee notes were mild, not overly harsh. It also had the vanilla & caramel notes. Also noticed a hint of chocolate is produced by this combo.

Tiramisu brought more coffee and that typical "burnt rubber tire" note to the recipe, also some cream with a bit of booziness. Seems like all the coffee concentrates carry that burnt trait. A lot of chocolates do as well.

So, I figured there must be a way to keep the coffee, but lose the burn. Only one thing worked. Sweet Coconut. Add just enough to smooth out the edge, keep the coffee flavor and even that hint of chocolate and yet remain stealth and virtually undetectable to the nose and mouth. So, for me personally I'll probably always use a bit of coconut to tame and round off any bitter/burnt edges of coffees & chocolates without adding actual coconut flavor to future recipes.

After playing with different creams I settled on the creaminess of the Creme Brulee, Bavarian Cream and Vanilla Pudding which has a solid vanilla note that I needed.

The caramels I tried were OK, but sort of drew attention to themselves. Besides I already had caramel notes coming from the Creme Brulee and Coffee Liqueur. But, the Butterscotch was more unifying. If all the other flavors were the bride and groom, the Butterscotch was the preacher who married them. As always, sweeten to taste.

Suggestion: Try a different dairy in case you prefer your Sombreros with a thinner milkier dairy. That's the thing about alcoholic beverages. Some people like their martinis or manhattans very dry, others like extra vermouth. Want a Mudslide? Add Irish Cream. Want it to taste like there's Coffee Mate Coconut Cream in your coffee? Bump up the Sweet Coconut. It's a versatile recipe. You can be your own bartender here. This vape's so dang good along with a giant iced coffee blended with heavy cream, Stevia and sugar-free vanilla syrup on a hot Florida day!

Thank-you to DEVELOPED site, Discord group and videos for DIY info, help and discussion.

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Mood music while mixing - You Can Leave Your Hat On by Joe Cocker


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Flavoring Ingredients

CAPSuper Sweet 1.5
FLVSweet Coconut 0.75
FLVVanilla Pudding 2
FAButterscotch 1
LBCreme Brulee 2
SSATiramisu 1.6
VTCoffee Liqueur 8
WFBavarian Cream SC 1
Conditioning Time: 3 Days Total Flavor:17.85%