Vodka is flavored with coffee and vanilla, then sweetened with brown sugar. Excellent for sipping, and makes a nice gift!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 (3 ounce) servings
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, water and instant coffee. Bring to a boil, then let simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool completely.

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  • When coffee mixture is completely cool, stir in vanilla and vodka. Pour into dark colored bottles, and store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 18.1g; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 6.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2007
Excellent recipe! I doubled the recipe and was a bit short on brown sugar so had to use a cup of white sugar which may have made it slightly sweeter than actual Kahlua but still good! I also used an extra 1/2 cup of ground coffee because I like a strong coffee flavor. Makes a very tasty White Russian and makes great gifts! My friends were very impressed and it saved me money on Christmas shopping especially since I got a decent bottle of vodka on sale! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/09/2008
Meh. I'll save the time and effort and just go buy Starbucks Coffee Liqueur. I know for a fact it will taste great and won't have to worry about messing it up. Thanks! Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2007
Excellent recipe! I doubled the recipe and was a bit short on brown sugar so had to use a cup of white sugar which may have made it slightly sweeter than actual Kahlua but still good! I also used an extra 1/2 cup of ground coffee because I like a strong coffee flavor. Makes a very tasty White Russian and makes great gifts! My friends were very impressed and it saved me money on Christmas shopping especially since I got a decent bottle of vodka on sale! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2008
I tried several coffee liqueur recipes on the internet and this is definitely the best. The difference is the brown sugar...makes the end result very thick and syrupy. I don't even like commercial Kahlua but I can drink this straight. Try rum or brandy instead of the vodka. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
TIS IS THE SECOND YEAR I HAVE MADE THIS RECIPE. IT IS VERY EASY AND MY FRIENDS CAN'T WAIT TILL IT IS FINISHED! FILL LITTLE FANCY BOTTLES AND YOU HAVE A GREAT GIFT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2009
this is the best recipe i've found for coffee liquor. i've made it several times now. it also makes great gifts especially during the holidays. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2004
Fabulous I used brewed espresso because I like a a more robust coffee flavour...in fact I have Cuban coffee beans and just brewed the coffee with the sugar in the Cuban style and then went from there. I'd guess this would be great with a little less sugar and rum....next time! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2005
This Kahlua is great! I enjoy it as white russian but with skim milk instead of cream to cut down on calories and fat. It's really easy to make and I definetly recommend it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/09/2008
Meh. I'll save the time and effort and just go buy Starbucks Coffee Liqueur. I know for a fact it will taste great and won't have to worry about messing it up. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
Great recipe.. I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2011
This makes about 8 cups. Read More
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