Kahlua is the liqueur I use most. It’s perfect for adding a subtle coffee taste to baked goods. And who doesn’t like a nice bottle of booze as a holiday gift? You can include a recipe for my Kahlua Cake, my Kahlua Brownies or even a Kahlua and Cream Cocktail. You need to start this homemade Kahlua one month ahead of gift giving for the best results. So get going now. Your friends will love this!
Easy Gift Idea!
To make, you need a large pot to combine the sugar, freshly ground coffee beans and water. After it comes to a boil, remove from heat and add vanilla beans, vodka and brandy. Next is the waiting game. Pour into a large container with a lid and be patient. I give it a swirl every few days and in four weeks, your Kahlua is ready to strain. Be sure to use cheesecloth as you want every bit of the coffee grounds removed. Decant into individual bottles, each with a half a vanilla bean, to give as gifts. Add a cute label tied on with raffia plus a recipe for a delicious cocktail!