Homemade Kahlua

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Toby Jermain

This recipe was given to me by a very nice cocktail waitress at a little neighborhood Mexican restaurant called Dave and Dar's in Denver about 25 years ago. The restaurant is long gone, but te recipe still lingers.

Top Review by eddie3937

I, too, have been making this for many. many years. Now that I go to bed a lot earlier than I used to, I make it with decaf instant coffee. The PERFECT nightcap!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring sugar and water to a boil.
  2. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Add coffee.
  4. Let cool to room temperature.
  5. Add vanilla and grain alcohol.
  6. Bottle and let set for at least one week, and preferably a month or longer, before serving.
  7. Note: I have also had it after allowing it to age for 15 minutes, and it was still pretty good, but definitely a little rough around the edges.

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