2 1/2 cups pure cane sugar
3 tablespoons instant coffee
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
4 cups of filtered water
2 1/2 cups brand name vodka
Combine water, sugar and instant coffee in a pan and bring to a boil, stirring often.
Reduce to low simmer for 1.5 hours (this will reduce the amount by half)
Cool the liquid.
Once completely cool, stir in the vodka and vanilla.
Store in a sterilized bottle with a lid (I put mine back in the vodka bottle)
The coffee liqueur should last for a year in a cool, dry cabinet.
There was a little too much to fit in my bottle, so I was forced to drink it. I added ice and cream to make a Black Russian.
Boy was it good to sip on a cool winter evening in front of the roaring fire in the woodstove.
I've also enjoyed it over a tall glass of ice filled halfway with cooled coffee and cream stirred in. Do you drink coffee liqueur? What's your favourite way? -- Margy