Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Karita Loua

Coffee Liqueur is a nice addition to afternoon coffee on a chilly day.  It's even really good over ice cream.  I’ve made this in bulk for years, giving bottles away as gifts.  I recycle pretty bottles I find at the dollar store. 

This recipe does not need to age.  So try it.  You’ll be surprised how much it tastes like the name brand!

Coffee Liqueur

1 vanilla bean or 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 qt. Brandy (I use 750 ml, the rest vodka)
1 cup vodka
4 cups water
6 ½ cups sugar
4 oz. Instant coffee
2 TBSP. Cocoa

Bring to just a boil (do not let it boil over) everything except brandy, vodka and vanilla.  Remove from heat.  Cool to warm.  Add brandy, vodka and vanilla. Pour into bottles.

If using a vanilla bean, cut it into equal portions and place in bottle.


  1. Wow! Can't wait to try this out on our next craft/crochet night! Think the ladies will love it! I'll let you know how it comes out! : )

  2. This hits the spot when added to an afternoon cup of coffee on a chilly day!