I seem to have gone food gift-mad this year! It’s okay though right?
This homemade coffee liqueur takes barely any prep time at all, just a little patience. It’s super tasty over ice, or try it poured over a mud cake or stirred through hot chocolate or chocolate sauce.
Homemade spiced coffee liqueur
700ml vodka (you don’t need a fancy one)
200g coffee beans
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
3 cinnamon sticks
2 cups caster sugar
2 cups water
Stage 1 Place the vodka, coffee beans, vanilla seeds and split bean, cinnamon and cloves in a large jar or bottle. Seal and shake to combine. Set aside in a cool, dark place for 1 week, shaking the contents each day.
Stage 2 Strain the vodka through a sieve into a jug . Reserve coffee beans and spices (optional*). Place the sugar and water in a large saucepan over high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil. Add the strained vodka and stir to combine. Remove from the heat. Pour the liqueur into pretty bottles and jars.
Makes 4 cups
oOo This liqueur should be shelf-stable for up to a year.
*I placed my beans and spices in bowls around the house as they gave off such a yummy scent. If you don’t want to do this, just throw them away.