Homemade Coffee Liqueur


Homemade Coffee Liqueur

Homemade coffee liqueur — need we say more? If you’re a fan of the store-bought variety, this easy recipe will have you using it in everything, or simply as a sipper. This coffee liqueur is as easy to make as it is to drink — and it’s every bit as delicious as any purchased variety.


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Heat water, coffee, and sugars in a saucepan to a boil over high, stirring to dissolve sugars. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer mixture 1 hour.

Strain syrup through a fine-mesh sieve; discard solids. (At this point you should have 1½ cups syrup.) Strain syrup again through a finemesh sieve lined with 4 layers cheesecloth.

Whisk rum and vanilla bean paste into coffee syrup and allow to cool completely; store in an airtight container up to 6 months.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per 1/4 cup

Calories: 260

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3g 4%

Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 14mg 0%

Carbs 45g 15%

Protein 3g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Wow, this is delicious! It tastes so much better than store-bought. I used vodka since I did not have rum, but I will try it with rum next time. I won't be going back to store-bought after this because it is so superior and easy to make. After one hour of simmering, there were two cups of syrup so I simmered it a little longer and ended up with 1 3/4 cups of syrup.
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