Last updated 6/12/2012 1:03:06 AM. Recipe ID 26854. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: "kahlua" homemade
Yield: 1 Servings
2 c Water
2 c Sugar
1/2 c Instant coffee; fresh jar
1/2 Vanilla bean; chopped
1 1/2 c Vodka
1 pn Cinnamon; ground
1 pn Cloves; ground
1 pn Cardamom; ground
1 pn Orange peel; grated
1 pn Mint; dried flakes
Boil water & sugar together until dissolved & clear. Turn off heat.
Slowly add instant coffee & continue stirring. When well mixed let
cool to room temperature. While the coffee mixture cools, add vanilla
bean to the vodka. When the coffee mixture is cooled add to the vodka
mixture. Cover tightly & shake vigorously each day for 3 weeks.
Strain & filter.
Yield: About 4 cups
Dona & Mel have this to say about Kahlua:
The Mexican "Kahlua" & Jamaican "Tia Maria" are probably the best
known coffee flavored liqueurs. Other companies produce similar
drinks called Moka, Mocha, Creme de Mocha, & so forth. Coffee is
among the easiest flavors to simulate. We recieved many recipes from
our friends that varied only slightly from one another. It seemed
that everyone had made a version of "Kahlua" at one time & treasured
his own recipe.
VARIATION: Substitute rum for the vodka to yeild a simulated "Tia
Maria". Substitute brandy for the vodka for another simulated
Chris' Notes: I like to use the vodka version with a pinch of
cardamom. Experimenting with this recipe I have found that instead of
throwing out a partial pot of coffee, save it in a tightly covered
container in the fridge until you get 2 cups worth. Then use it in
place of the water & delete the instant coffee. (Very FRUGAL
considering the price of good coffee these days!)
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