Holiday Coffee Liquor


One of our town's ancient citizens, Mabel Hill, passed away recently, but thanks to her grandniece, I was able to obtain her famous 'Kahlua®' recipe. For over 70 years, Hollis, New Hampshire people have been enjoying this holiday beverage! There is a scant amount more than the 5 pints, which I save for baking or to throw in my cocktail while making it.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 pints


  • 4 cups boiling water

  • 4 cups white sugar

  • 2 cups vodka

  • cup instant coffee powder

  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract


  1. Stir water, sugar, vodka, coffee, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl or pitcher until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

52 Calories
10g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 84
Calories 52
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 12mg 0%

* 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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