Coffee Liqueur


This is an easy recipe for making a coffee flavored liqueur. This can be used in any recipe that calls for coffee flavored liqueur, as a cordial alone, mixed with milk or more vodka, etc.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 cups


  • 4 cups white sugar

  • 4 cups water

  • ¾ cup instant coffee granules

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

  • 4 cups vodka


  1. In a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in instant coffee, and allow to cool.

  2. When cool, stir in vanilla extract and vodka. Pour into clean bottles. Close bottles tightly, and store in a cool dark place.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
26g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 0g
Calcium 2mg 0%
Potassium 35mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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