Monday, December 31, 2012

Coffee Liquer

If you are like me and need a stiff drink to face 2013 (let alone the three years after that), you can't go wrong with some homemade coffee liquer. Here is an old recipe I have been using for years:

4 cups water
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup instant coffee granules
4 cups vodka
1 tbs vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

1.  Heat the water to boiling in heavy medium saucepan. 

2.  Add sugars and instant coffee. 

3.  Reduce heat to very low. Stir just until sugar and coffee dissolve. 

4.  Remove from heat. Let stand until cool, about 1 hour.

5. Add voldka, vanilla and vanilla extract..

6.  Slice the vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into the mix.  Toss in the vanilla bean and give it all a good stir.. 

7.  Pour into large jar with a secure cap.  Let stand at room temperature at least 3 weeks before serving..

Enjoy.  I personally like to drink it with milk and ice.

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