Kahlúa was first imported into the United States after the repeal of prohibition and quickly became a favorite with our country's mixologists. The exact origin of its recipe is a matter of debate. Those that contend it originated in Morocco, point to the Moorish archway depicted on the label as one piece of evidence. What is known, however, is that Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur has been made in Mexico for nearly a century and that it steadfastly remains one of the bestselling liqueurs in the world. Kahlúa is made from a base of continuous-distilled sugar cane and is steeped with vanilla and mountain-grown Mexican coffee. The famous liqueur has a deep brown color, a velvety smooth texture and a freshly ground coffee aroma. Its well-rounded body delivers the rich flavors of coffee, cocoa and vanilla. While moderately sweet, Kahlúa isn't cloying or overbearing and has a long, flavorful finish.