Coffee Liqueur

Coffee Liqueur

Categories: Alcohol, Beverages

4 c Sugar
2 c Water
2/3 c Instant coffee
10 Coffee beans (whole)
Fifth of vodka*
1 Vanilla bean (2-3 inches)

Combine water, sugar, and coffee in a saucepan and bring to a full boil. Skim off the froth and allow to cool thoroughly. Pour into the container. Add vodka, coffee beans (optional but will add a fuller flavor), and vanilla bean. Store in a dark place for 3 weeks. Strain and filter. Ready to serve.
*A brandy/vodka mix may be substituted for a simulated "Kahula".
*A rum/vodka mix may be used to simulate "Tia Maria".
Yield: 1 1/2 quarts (may be halved)

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