I have a cocktail recipe that calls for Patron XO Cafe. I try to avoid buying bottles of super speciality liquors if I don't anticipate I'll use them frequently. I do have Kahlua on hand which I know is rum based vs tequila based but since they are both coffee liquors I wondered if that would be an appropriate swap?
You can definitely substitute Patron XO Cafe with Kahlua concerning the coffee flavor for your drink.
- You'll lack a Tequila taste
- Kahlua has a lower ABV
You can try to compensate this by adding a small amount of tequila, if you have a regular one available. So, instead of buying Patron XO Cafe, use Kahlua and a small amount of simple Tequila.