Rich and yummy! This liqueur needs to be made 1 month ahead of giving or drinking! Makes great gifts when poured into separate smaller bottles and tied with ribbon!

Lori

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 quarts
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix coffee and sugar. Add boiling water and stir until dissolved. Cool.

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  • Add Vodka and pour into two 26 ounce empty bottles. Split vanilla into 4 pieces and add to bottles.

  • Close bottles tightly and keep in a cool dark place for one month.

Nutrition Facts

246 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 45.2g; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 2.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2003
I have a friend that made this for me and gave it to me as a gift a few years back. Very good! She recommends using the vanilla bean as the recipe states but a couple tsp of vanilla or almond extract can be used in its place depending how strong you want the almond/vanilla to taste. As another reviewer also stated brandy is a good sub for the vodka and to the reviewer wondering about the bottles the recipe says to fill 2 26oz bottles...should be glass. What type of bottle you use doesn't matter. However my friend likes to find odd and unique shaped bottles and will decorate them closer to xmas time. Just make sure they're cleaned well and that you can close the caps tightly! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2019
If you're looking for something closer to the flavor of Kahlua try using rum instead of vodka. The higher the proof the better. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2003
I have a friend that made this for me and gave it to me as a gift a few years back. Very good! She recommends using the vanilla bean as the recipe states but a couple tsp of vanilla or almond extract can be used in its place depending how strong you want the almond/vanilla to taste. As another reviewer also stated brandy is a good sub for the vodka and to the reviewer wondering about the bottles the recipe says to fill 2 26oz bottles...should be glass. What type of bottle you use doesn't matter. However my friend likes to find odd and unique shaped bottles and will decorate them closer to xmas time. Just make sure they're cleaned well and that you can close the caps tightly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
This is the same recipe I have used for years - it is as good or better than store bought. I use decaffienated coffee crystals so I can drink this at night and I often use brandy in place of vodka. Brandy makes it even richer. This is great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2006
This was excellent and worth the wait! It was just delicious, and even a little syrupy, just like the name brand. When I first made this, a month ago, I never could find espresso powder. Instead, I used coffee extract, the whole bottle, which I believe was about 2 ounces. Also, I used 3 cups of white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar. I put the whole concoction in a large mason jar with a tight lid and sat it on a shelf in the garage for a month. I poured it into my fancy glass decanters (it filled up two of them), and my husband and I enjoyed our first little glass of it last night in front of the fire while watching "A Christmas Story". Life doesn't get any better than that! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
I substituted almond extract to give it a almond flavor that is outrageous. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
This was WONDERFUL. Just made up several bottles of it for Christmas presents. I used Brandy and ground Expresso coffee. I had to strain the coffee grounds before adding the Brandy but it was well worth it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
Recipe has been updated to remove ambiguity about ounces measure for the instant coffee. One 2 ounce jar or 2 ounces by weight are needed for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2003
Fan-freakin-tastic!!! Perfect recipe for summer drinks. This stuff is GREAT! and it keeps getting better the longer it sits... we just finished it and am about to make more. Thanks Lori! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
This is an excellent recipe for gift giving at christmas. Quick and easy and the taste is great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Fantastic!:) Left it in the fridge for a month! YUM! Used it for tiramisu cheesecake and plan to use it for more baked goods and mixed drinks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2019
If you're looking for something closer to the flavor of Kahlua try using rum instead of vodka. The higher the proof the better. Read More
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