Homemade Kahlua or Coffee Liqueur

Sometime ago I bought a bottle of Kahlua. I had known about it for many years and have always thought no, and then picked up a bottle of Gin or Whiskey. Then one day I decided to buy a bottle and found out it was great for little drink after dinner. The bottle ended and I had no Kahlua for after dinner or to serve for friends.

Then I was on Pinterest to look at other things, I do that a lot and find a lot of different things that I like or want to try. From food to design, gardening etc. I think you know what I mean and here I found others there were doing Kahlua or Coffee Liqueur and I thought this I need to try.

I read a lot of different recipes to get inspired on how I wanted to make it ( I hate following a strict recipe or well you know) one of the things I was thinking about was to using Instant Coffee or real coffee (freshly grounded) ended up with the freshly grounded. I just prefer using something that is not to processed.

Then there was the Vodka or did I need to use Rom. Well this time it was Vodka.

I started to freshly grind the coffee and found me at bottle of vodka in the Bar as it was the first time I did not go for anything fancy or expensive just a bottle a little over the button ones in quality. (I know I am stalling; I cannot remember the name of the bottle, sorry).

The Coffee was Gevalia average roasted full beans also something that was selected because we had it, and this was a test.

So, the recipe ended up like this:

3 dl. of freshly grinded coffee.

70 cl Vodka

1 Vanilla stick (you know one long one)

Find a jar and mix all together and let is stand dark and cool for well I did it for 60 hours, but I think that I could be for a shorter time. (Please note that I like the coffee taste. Preferably strong)

When the time nears you need to make the sweet part. I chose the following:

2 dl normal sugar

1 dl Farin sugar

3 dl water

Heat it up so the sugar is dissolved and then let it cool down.

While the sugar is cooling down, I strained the Vodka, so I got all the coffee powder out of the mix. I used a strainer that took the large particles first and then you can use a coffee filter to take the rest. (I did not do the last part of it, so I have some fine particle in the bottom of bottle.) If coffee stand a little too long it can give a bitter taste. But for me there is almost nothing left so I do not expect that it will happen.

Then all there is left is to mix it together, please take it slow. I recommend that you take a 1 dl at the time to add to the Coffee vodka. And then taste it. I was a little fresh so my got a little to sweet so that is one of the things that I need to make different the next time.

Well how does it taste 😊 like a Sweet Coffee with liquor liqueur. It is sweet as I mentioned also a little too sweet for my taste, but it is incredibly good and a taste great still after dinner drink. Instead of coffee.

There will be changes to the above recipe there is no doubt about that. But even though, I can recommend it. It not difficult to make so just go ahead.

Tell me about your experience in the comment below.

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