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5 DIY liquors and infusions

By: Enrique Gili on May 8, 2014, 11:39 a.m.
A shot of coffee liquor

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Coffee Liquor

Kahlua-like liquor does wonders for baked goods and coffee.

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Total time: 2 weeks 

Coffee Liquor


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup white cane sugar
  • 2/3 cup instant coffee
  • 3 cups vodka
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Bring water to boil in 2-quart pot. Add sugar, stir until it dissolves. Then add instant coffee and stir. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 30 minutes.
  2. Pour contents into a large mason jar. Add vodka and vanilla extract. Seal and shake gently. Store in a cool dark place for two weeks shaking periodically. Keeps indefinitely. Great in tea, coffee and Kahlua brownies.