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Toasted Almond Cocktail – Make it With Kahlua Amaretto & Cream

Are you hosting a cocktail party and looking for the perfect drink to impress your guests? Look no further than this exquisite Toasted Almond Cocktail.

Amaretto is one of my favorite liqueurs. It is a sweet almond-flavored Italian liqueur made from a base of apricot pits or almonds, (or sometimes both.)

 When Amaretto is combined with the rich coffee notes of Kahlua and the velvety taste of cream, you end up with a special drink.

Not all good cocktails contain spirits.  Sometimes, they are a nice blend of liqueurs. Today, we’ll be using two popular spirits to make one great-tasting drink in just minutes.

It’s a drink that’s as easy to make as it is delightful to sip. Keep reading for this dessert cocktail recipe!

Toasted almond cocktail garnished with toasted almonds and a maraschino cherry next to a pretty tea towel.

Almonds have a delicious flavor and I use them often in recipes for both food and drinks.

There’s nothing quite like unwinding with friends, particularly when you add a sophisticated cocktail like this one.

If you want a drink that combines sophistication with decadence, the Toasted Almond drink is the perfect choice.

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Ice, cream, Kahlua, Amaretto and almonds.

Making a Toasted Almond Cocktail

To make this decadent drink, you’ll need these ingredients and supplies:

  • 1  1/2 ounces of Amaretto liqueur
  • 1 1/2  ounces of Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
  • 2 ounces cream or half-and-half
  • Ice cubes
  • Toasted almonds (for garnish, optional)
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Martini glass or highball glass


Start by filling a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. This will help you chill the ingredients to perfection.

Cocktail shaker with ice near some ingredient glasses and almonds.

Pour in the Amaretto liqueur, followed by the Kahlua, and finish with the cream. (You can also use half-and-half if you don’t have cream.)

Cover the shaker, and give it a vigorous shake to blend the ingredients and chill them thoroughly. When mixed, strain into a chilled cocktail glass or rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

Toasted almonds and a maraschino cherry make the perfect garnishes.

Toasted almond martini with almonds and an upturned cocktail shaker.

Note: For a lighter version, you can also make it with skim milk or Silk vanilla soy milk, which is good too.  The drink won’t be as thick or decadent but it is still delicious and saves on calories.

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Whether you are hosting a gathering with friends or simply treating yourself to a well-deserved nightcap, this exquisite cocktail is sure to please.

So, gather your ingredients, and let the rich flavors of a toasted almond martini take you to a place of pure indulgence. This delightfully sweet and well-balanced dessert cocktail is sure to please. Cheers!

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Admin note: this post for my toasted almond drink first appeared on the blog in May of 2013. I have updated the post to add all new photos, a printable recipe card with nutritional information, and a video for you to enjoy.

Yield: 1 drink

Toasted Almond Martini - Kahlua Amaretto Cream

Toasted Almond Martini - Kahlua Amaretto Cream

This Kahlua Amaretto cream is a great cocktail recipe that is perfect to serve at a cocktail party.

It is made with Amaretto, Kahlua, and cream and is ready in minutes.

Serve this Amaretto Cream cocktail for cozy night in, or after a dinner party. It makes a great dessert cocktail!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Kahlua
  • 1 1/2 ounces of Amaretto
  • 2 ounces of cream
  • Maraschino cherry and toasted almonds to garnish (optional)


  1. Place ice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the Amaretto, Kahlua, amaretto, and heavy cream to the shaker and shake well.
  3. Pour over ice in a martini glass or a highball glass over ice. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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