Medley Drink Designs Coffee Liqueur:
- 1/3 Cup- Coffee Crystals
- 2 Cup- Sugar
- 3 1/3 Cup- Vodka
- 1 Cup- Water
- 1 Vanilla bean/Cinnamon Stick/TBS Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Mix Coffee Crystals, Sugar, Vodka, and Water until everything has dissolved.
- Pour into seal-able container, and add flagrant of your choice (Vanilla bean/Cinnamon Stick/Cocoa Powder).
- Let sit for 2 weeks, then pour through a fine mesh strainer.
By my calculations the end result of this process will be a roughly 20% ABV flavored coffee liqueur that is thoroughly enjoyable IN coffee, on the rocks, and mixed into cocktails (ever wondered what a Cinnamon White Russian tastes like?).
On a recent whiskey-bound trip through the liquor isle of the supermarket I paused and took note of how many variants of Coffee Liqueur there are these days. When I turned 21 and sought to fill out my home bar I seem to recall only having that trusty bottle of Kahlúa available.
I also didn’t have such a robust internet available, so DIY recipes for coffee liqueurs were not readily accessible. Above is the result of the research and development that I have personally executed on crafting homemade coffee liqueurs. The original recipe I found called for a Vanilla Bean-infused & sweetened Coffee + Vodka solution.
I am here to tell you that not only is it delicious, but the Cinnamon & Cocoa variants I tried out make for superb White Russians, as well!
Happy Brunch, folks!