December, 2012 001Hi Everyone!!

I seem to make a batch of this every year, it makes a great hostess gift at a party or a fun “little something” for an unexpected visitor. I bought the bottles from Crate and Barrel, but you can find them just about anywhere. Since there’s a long sitting time while the kahlua gets all yummy, I usually try to get it made up by Thanksgiving–thus the reason for this post today, enjoy….




1 cup ground coffee
8 cups sugar
4 cups water
2 vanilla beans-halved and split open
3 1/2 cups vodka
1 2/3 cup brandy


In a large stockpot, stir coffee, sugar and water. Heat just until it comes to a boil. Turn off heat and add vanilla beans, vodka and brandy. Transfer mixture to a storage container with a lid and let stand for one month to develop flavors.

After one month, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth until all the coffee grounds clear. Pour into glass jars and add a piece of vanilla bean to each.

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One Response to “Kahlua-DIY”

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    Adri — November 28, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

    How wonderful! I have never made my own Kahlua, but you have inspired me to try!

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