Homemade Coffee Liqueur
Why yes, I did make this coffee liqueur on December 28th and I am just now getting around to sharing it some 4 months later. I’m so sorry, because this was so good, you really need to make it now! This homemade coffee liqueur recipe is so easy and tastes so much better than the coffee liqueur that you buy. Plus you get to have the fun of making your own.
There are many different ideas for how to make a coffee liqueur. The one I settled on was from The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start MakingShe made me a believer with her Hummus recipe so I was all set to follow her down the coffee liqueur yellow brick road.
It’s so ridiculously easy and so good!
Sure you can coffee liqueur, but it's so much fun to make your own and it tastes so good!
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee
- 4 cups cheap vodka
- 2 vanilla beans
Combine the water, sugar, and instant coffee in a large saucepan and bring to a high simmer, but not a boil. Cover and cook for 1 hour, taking care that it continues to simmer without coming to a boil.
Let the mixture cool and add the vodka, stirring to combine. Transfer to a bottle or jar, add the vanilla beans, screw on the lid, and keep in a cool, dark place for at least 2 weeks before serving (though it will taste even better as time passes).
Ages for 2 weeks or longer.