Friday, May 27, 2011

Homemade Coffee Liqueur

Do you have a coffee-holic in your family?

I do. We have several Bodum French presses, 2 stove-top espresso makers and one awesome espresso machine with frother. 'Cause sometimes we like to get frothy.

Sometimes we also like to mix our coffee with our booze. We are fun like that.

Here is an easy recipe for homemade coffee liqueur, bound to satisfy the coffee-holic in your family. Serve it as an after dinner sipper or as part of a brown cow.

Homemade Coffee Liqueur
adapted from the Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving
(an amazing book!)

½ cup freshly brewed espresso
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup vodka
1/3 cup dark rum
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Stir sugar into hot coffee until fully dissolved. Let cool a little. Stir in everything else. Put in a clean jar or bottle and store 4 weeks before using, shaking the jar once in a while.

Tip: try it in milk or over crushed ice.


Pierce said...

Cheers baby! That drink is for us at Squirrel Head Manor!

girlichef said...

I will SOOOO be making this, it sounds amazing. ...said the coffee-addict...

Danielle said...

I'm so glad you posted this!!! Coffee liqueur is one of my most favoritests liqueurs EVER!!! Woooo hoooo (doing the happy dance)