I'm the Queen of Cheap, so when I found recipes to make my own liqueurs I jumped on them! This is so much less expensive than the stuff in the fancy bottle, and if using in recipes no one will be the wiser.
- Ready In:
- 3hrs 10mins
- 1 quart water
- 2 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 1⁄2 cups vodka
- Bring water, sugar and coffee to a boil in a saucepan.
- Simmer VERY slowly for 3 hours.
- Mixture will be very dark and syrupy.
- Cool syrup for 15 minutes, then add vodka and vanilla and stir well.
- Pour into jars and seal.
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This was wonderful, and quite like the original! (I sampled both tonight just to make sure!) Makes quite a lot, so be prepared to have Kahlua to spare. I ended up only simmering for about 2 1/2 hours, and found it the perfect consistency. I drizzled it over some banana bars I made earlier in the evening for extra flavor, and thought it was wonderful. Good proportions. Thanks for posting. (I used Tanqueray vodka, by the way, which was very good in this.) Made for Spring PAC 2010.
Decided to give this a shot. I halved the recipe. I have a gas stove so it was hard to get a really low heat on this. I ended up simmering for just a little over 2 hours as by that time it was very dark and syrupy and had reduced quite a bit. After mixing in the vodka I tasted it and it was wonderful! Will be trying it tonight in a drink. Thanks Feisty!