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Secrets to Hosting Delicioso Brunches At Home

Marcela Valladolid, Food Network star and cookbook author, shares recipes made with Kahlua

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: December 7, 2011

Secrets to Hosting <i>Delicioso</i> Brunches At Home

For city dwellers and suburbanites, brunch is a rite of passage - an opportunity to catch up over hearty food, delicious cocktails and meaningful conversation. Kahl??a, the original rum and coffee liqueur, kicks brunch up a notch with the launch of the Delicioso Brunch Club, an online resource designed to inspire connections. Harkening back to the brand's Mexican heritage, the free-to-use application presents a delightful twist on a beloved culinary tradition.

Featuring d?«cor tips, cocktail suggestions and exciting brunch recipes from Food Network chef and author of the cookbook, Mexican Made Easy, Marcela Valladolid, the Delicioso Brunch Club brings people together over unique brunch experiences, such as at-home tailgating and coffee tastings. Consumers can join the Delicioso Brunch Club at, where they may also enter for a chance to win a trip to Valladolid's home town of San Diego, California for brunch, followed by four intriguing days of relaxation in Kahl??a's birthplace of Veracruz, Mexico.

"Typically a weekend retreat for the heart, soul and palate, brunch is the perfect way to unwind and reconnect," says Valladolid. "Some of my favorite memories have been made over a delicious weekend brunch, which is why I'm excited to team up with Kahl??a to share some of my culinary secrets and Mexican traditions through the Delicioso Brunch Club."

The Delicioso Brunch Club application will also enable consumers to invite their * Facebook friends over for brunch. Users can access a separate tab at to select a unique brunch theme, build a guest list and send out invitations. And for the adventurous host, the guest list feature can select guests randomly from their friend list, helping to create unexpected connections.

Spirit of the Holidays Potluck Brunch

Switch up traditional holiday gatherings with a Potluck Brunch by asking guests to bring their favorite dishes along with a story about why it's in regular rotation in their recipe book. Kahl??a Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate is the perfect cocktail for the occasion.
?└ 1 part Kahl??a Peppermint Mocha
?└ 2 parts Milk
?└ 1 part Drinking Chocolate
?└ Bring milk to a simmer. Whisk in drinking chocolate.
?└ How to mix it: Simmer for 30 seconds while stirring. Add Kahl??a Peppermint Mocha. Garnish with peppermint stick and marshmallows!
?└ Note: If you are out of drinking chocolate, simply add one part Kahl??a?ź Peppermint Mocha to your favorite hot chocolate or coffee

Mexican Brunch

Introduce guests to the spirit of Kahl??a by hosting a typical Mexican brunch with bright colors and delicioso food and drinks. Hot Mexican Cider pairs nicely with this brunch.
?└ 1.5 parts Kahl??a Cinnamon Spice
?└ 3 parts Hot Apple Cider
?└ .25 parts of Fresh Lemon Juice
?└ How to mix it: Lightly shake all ingredients and serve in glass mug
?└ Garnish with dash of nutmeg or cinnamon

Tailgate Brunch

Whether at home or at the game, enjoy a favorite sporting event with a Tailgate Brunch featuring Kahl??a and Club Soda.
?└ 2 parts Kahl??a
?└ 4 parts Club Soda
?└ How to mix it: Pour Kahl??a into a highball glass filled with ice. Add club soda.
?└ Top it with a lime and serve

Coffee Tasting

Experience and compare the taste and aromas of coffees ď㢠a true brunch staple ď㢠from different regions of the world during a Coffee Tasting Brunch. Kahl??a on the Rocks is the best drink for this gathering.
?└ Fill a rocks glass with ice, add Kahl??a?ź, stir gently to cool to its perfect temperature. Finish off with orange zest.

About the Ultimate Delicioso Brunch Prize

Consumers who are 21 years and older may visit to enter for a chance to win a trip for four adults to San Diego, CA, Chef Marcela's hometown, for the ultimate "Delicioso Brunch." Immediately following the stay, the four will be whisked away for four days of adventure in Veracruz, Mexico, the birthplace of Kahl??a and a culture blended in traditions.

*The Kahl??a Delicioso Brunch Club is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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