Author: @Moku_O_Keawe

Difficulty: easy

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  • 2 – 3 empty liquor bottles, clean & sterilized, w/ a top that closes
  • tall narrow paper bags
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup instant coffee (not freeze dried)
  • 1 quart vodka
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


In a pot, add sugar and water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes

Add instant coffee.

Remove from heat4.  Add vodka and vanilla.

Slowly mix well with a spoon  then let mixture cool.

Using a funnel, pour mixture into empty liquor bottles, close containers.

Place each bottle into its own paper bag then twist tight & tape close, so no light is allowed to touch mixture.

Place in a cool, dark place like a cabinet or closet and leave for at least 4 months; the longer left, the better it tastes!

When ready to serve, can be poured over ice; or mixed with tonic soda, milk, or as part of any mixed cocktail.

Bon Apatite!

About the recipe

This recipe for homemade Vanilla Coffee Liqueur, also known by the trade name, Kahlua is great birthday, Christmas, holiday or celebration gift!

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