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Makaio

Makaio
Coffee Liqueur

Category: Coffee Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 21%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
Best Buy

Makaio
Coffee Liqueur

Category: Coffee Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 21%
Mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of dark roast coffee grounds, scorched molasses, and toasted hazelnut with a syrupy, bright, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and an appealing, medium-length finish evoking notes of mocha syrup, vanilla, and toasted hazelnut. Really rich, dark roasted flavors with plenty of sweetness on the palate.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: dark roast coffee grounds, scorched molasses, and toasted hazelnut
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of mocha syrup, vanilla, and toasted hazelnut
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Really rich, dark roasted flavors with plenty of sweetness on the palate.

The Producer or Importer

Prestige Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
2300 Pilot Knob Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
USA
1 651-649-5823

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Coffee Liqueur

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Serve in a Copita
Coffee liqueurs, made with coffee and alcohol, are some of the most popular liqueurs in the world. Producers in countries around the world craft versions, from Ireland to Italy to Mexico. A basic type is creme de cacao, made from the extract of cocoa beans, while others coffee liqueurs are famed as particular brand names. Alcoholic content ranges from 18% to 30%.

Coffee liqueurs can be served hot or cold, neat or over ice or served with cola or, of course, coffee. They also serve as the base for famous cocktails such as a White or Black Russian.