Monday, November 26, 2007

Just in Time For The Holidays

Since we are about 30 days out to the holidays here is a nice tip to stretch your liquor budget and add some holiday cheer or to get your self drunk and leave a bottle left as a gift for someone else.

Home Made Kahlua

What you need...

2 ounces instant coffee crystals
4 cups hot water
4 cups granulated sugar
750 ml vodka (just the cheap stuff)
1 vanilla bean (Can use a teaspoon of extract but the beans taste better)
2 Empty wine bottles and 2 vacuum tops or those bottle stoppers you get at the grocery store.

How to do it?

1.) Dissolve the coffee crystals in one cup of the water.

2.)Bring the remaining water to a boil and dissolve the sugar in it.

3.)Add the coffee to the sugar solution and heat almost to a boil.

4.) Remove from heat and let cool for five minutes. (If you are using extract instead of vanilla beans pour the extract in now and stir)(Note do not put the vodka in while the mixture is boiling or your booze will evaporate)

5.) Add the alcohol and decant into dark containers (this makes 7-8 cups; a fifth (750 mL) is just over 3 cups, so about 2 1/2 750 mL bottles- or just double it, make 5 bottles, and give some gift bottles).

6.)Break the bean into several pieces and divide between the bottles.

7.)Seal the bottles tightly and let them stand for 20-30 days preferably in a cool dark place before serving.

They have cute little wine bottle labels for cheap at Archive rs if you want to dress the bottle up for a gift.

Open serve on the rocks for a nice treat.


*Ren* said...


Rocketstar said...

too much work hombre but it sounds good.

Jess said...

My aunt has a recipe for homemade Baileys. I think I had some last year and it was rather tasty.

Wonder what I did with the recipe.

Michelle's Spell said...

I'm digging this recipe! Got to start to thinking about gifts -- yikes! Not near enough time. I do love giving gifts, though.

the108 said...

You're fantastic!