10 stars for sure! This was a very very good, cheaper substitute for the more expensive authentic Kahlua coffee liqueur. Tested as a single shot, the adults in my family knew the real versus the homemade (most likely because the homemade was just a smidgeon less smooth than the real Kahlua....but apparently not enough to matter, because everyone asked for more!) But when tasting the various cocktails, my family was all over the page regarding which cocktails had the real and which had the homemade Kahlua. I left it to age 2 weeks exactly, and that seemed just right. Thanks for posting such a wonderful recipe, Motivated Mama. It's a definite "keeper". Tagged for the New Kids On The Block tag game, Jan 2009.
Wow! This tastes exactly like "real" kahlua!! I used Smirnoff vodka, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract (I couldn't get whole vanilla beans). It still has to age for 2 weeks, but it already tastes amazing! I'll come back and let you know what I think again after the two weeks are up! I'll definaly be making this again!!