Dad's Tia Maria

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Sgt. Pepper

This is a great liqueur my dad taught me to make years ago. It packs quite a whollup so beware....

Top Review by Mirj2338

What an amazing recipe! I love making liqueurs, and my usual recipe for coffee liqueur involves steeping coffee beans in the alcohol for weeks and weeks to get the proper strength. This method took me a whole 10 minutes to put together! The flavor is just as good as if I had done the bean steep. I bottled half the stuff as is, and then mixed the other half with a milk/sugar syrup for a creamy liqueur. I'm going to be using this recipe from now on, thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steep 1 3/4 ounces of instant coffee in 4 cups of boiling water.
  2. Make a syrup by putting 6 cups of sugar in 5 cups of boiling water- allow to cool- then add 2 ounces of pure vanilla extract.
  3. Mix syrup with coffee mixture then add 1 3/4 pints of 190 proof ethyl alcohol (Everclear).
  4. Let cool and enjoy!

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