This easy and simple recipe makes three bottles of a favorite coffee-flavored liqueur! It tastes wonderful, too. The longer it's stored, the smoother the taste.

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the water, sugar, and instant coffee together in a saucepan over high heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture boils. Remove from the heat, and cool 30 to 45 minutes. Stir in the rum and vanilla. Using a funnel, pour into 3 clean wine bottles. Seal, and store in a dark, cool place at least 2 weeks before drinking.

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Nutrition Facts

266.7 calories; 0.1 g protein; 40.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 3.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2010
Great! Hard to believe it's homemade! The change I made was I used brown sugar as the molasses gives it a thicker texture and a nice taste. I also used vodka because I had no rum on hand and just to be safe I used 1 cup coffee granules to make sure that the taste of coffee will be noticed. Perfect! Will make again!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2009
I make this liquor with vodka not rum I also cut the water down to 3 cups. After a couple of weeks it's taste rivals the name brand coffee liquor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2009
I make this liquor with vodka not rum I also cut the water down to 3 cups. After a couple of weeks it's taste rivals the name brand coffee liquor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2010
Great! Hard to believe it's homemade! The change I made was I used brown sugar as the molasses gives it a thicker texture and a nice taste. I also used vodka because I had no rum on hand and just to be safe I used 1 cup coffee granules to make sure that the taste of coffee will be noticed. Perfect! Will make again!!! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2012
Don't know if you ever got an answer to your question...this will keep for years (but it's so good it won't last that long) and it doesn't have to be kept refrigerated. I've been making coffee liqueur for about 35 years; I use 4 cups of triple-strength brewed coffee and 4 cups of sugar. I also use decaf coffee sometimes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2011
I used tequila instead of rum. The first batch was a little too sweet for my tastes but everyone else loved it. The second batch I only used 2 1/2 cups of sugar and it turned out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2012
I have a question: I would like to use brewed coffee instead of instant coffee and I'm wondering which type of coffee gets better results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2011
I would like to know how long it will keep & if it needs to be kept cold? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2016
I brew vanilla coffee add 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and use only rum. I have made this for 3 consecutive years and give it as gifts at Christmas. Everyone loves it and asks for more. One last tip...I start putting it together around Thanksgiving. By gift giving time...it is really good! Joyce Ann New Jersey Read More
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