Sunday, December 30, 2012

Holiday Gift of Homemade Kahlua

My husband's family always has a holiday get together after the holidays and I always struggle to think of what to give his cousins. Since they're all of drinking age I decided to attempt to make kahlua.

In a pot on the stove bring to a boil the following:

3 cups water
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup espresso grounds

Boil 30 minutes

let cool

2 tsp vanilla
1 vanilla bean
750mL vodka

when the mixture from the stove has cooled
pour into a storage vessel
add vodka vanilla mixture

Store the mixture for four weeks shaking at least once a week to mix it up. In four weeks it's ready to filter out the sediment and bottle!