I've been making this for a long time now. It's closer to Kamora than Kahlua but for the time and cost, give it a try at least once. I think you'll be very surprised at how good it is! Sept. 2014: I discovered Kahlua is rum based so, try substituting rum for the vodka. I also realized brown sugar was white sugar with molasses added, so I now use 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon molasses.