Recipe: DIY Coffee Liqueur the Tito’s Handmade Vodka way

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We have a fun new recipe to share from Tito’s Test Kitchen! Whip up a batch of this delicious homemade Coffee Liqueur, and it’s sure to become a home bar-cart staple. The recipe yields quite a large batch, with enough to give away as gifts and to keep some for yourself, too. We’re dreaming about White Russians, spiked coffee, adult frappes, ice cream floats, and boozy baking! Stay tuned for a Dude-inspired cookie recipe featuring this freshly brewed coffee liqueur…

(If you are interested in getting one of our infusion jars for this recipe, Find them for sale here.)

Coffee Liqueur

Step One:

  • 2 quarts water (8 cups)
  • 1 lb ground coffee beans
  • 2 whole vanilla beans – split down the middle

Bring water to boil then add your favorite freshly ground coffee. Boil 3 – 4 minutes and add split vanilla beans. Remove from heat, and let the coffee continue to brew overnight.

Step Two:

  • 5 cups sugar (can also try a combo of 3 cups brown and 2 cups white)
  • 4 cups water

While the coffee is doing it’s thing, add water and sugar to another pot. Let boil for about 10 minutes until sugar mixture becomes syrupy. Let syrup cool and store in refrigerator overnight.

Step Three:

  • 1 liter Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • 2 tsp real vanilla extract

Strain coffee grounds through cheese cloth, removing as much grit as possible. Combine strained coffee and syrup, adding Tito’s Handmade Vodka plus vanilla extract. Mix well. Your coffee liqueur is ready to enjoy, but the flavors really do get better with time – 1-2 months should do the trick!

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