Note: When using vodka for a liqueur, use a less expensive brand since the taste is being masked anyway


  • 8 heaping teaspoons instant coffee powder
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 quart water
  • 2 1/2 cups vodka
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract


Bring the first 3 ingredients to a full boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour. Cool. Add vodka and vanilla. Bottle and allow to rest for at least 30 days in a cool, dark place.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: My Files
Submitted By: Linda Wilson
Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua)