30 January 2011

Coffee Liqueur

I recently made some Coffee Liqueur and it was such a hit with my friends that I decided to post the recipe here. It is really easy to make and you can drink it immediately if you like, but if you can wait I suggest letting it sit for at least 10 days - it makes a big difference to the taste!

2 cups of good strong Coffee
1 and 1/2 cups Sugar
2 cups Water
2 tbsp Vanilla
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
750ml Vodka or Rum

Use some good, strong coffee, preferably not instant, and brew two STRONG cups.
Put the sugar, water, vanilla and cinnamon stick in a casserole (pot) and bring to a simmer. Add the 2 cups of coffee and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Add the vodka or rum.

I usually pour mine into a large jar (1.5L) which I shake everyday - to stir up the coffee residue and get the flavours mixing a bit. After about 10 days I take out the cinnamon stick and pour the coffee liqueur into bottels.

Makes about 2 x 750ml bottels

It is great to drink on its own (ice cold) or over crushed ice or in a cocktail.

I will be making another batch soon, as I am on my last bottle, this time I might try something different. If it is any good, and my guinea pigs likes it, I will post it here.



  1. Ten days are gonna feel like a lifetime!

    By the way, mixed with some cream, it gives Amarula a very good go!

  2. Wow, this is definitely something I want to try to spice up my mornings :)

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