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Homemade Kaluha

by Jack Taylor

If you drink coffee there's a good chance you like Kahlua, the coffee flavored, rum-based liqueur.  It makes a great slow sipping cordial after dinner or you can drop a shot into a cup of coffee.  Kahlua is also an ingredient in some recipes such as soaking lady fingers in tiramisu.  

The only problem with Kahlua is that it's expensive.  Here's a quick recipe for making Kahlua at home.

2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
5 teaspoons instant coffee

Bring those ingredients to a boil and simmer for an hour.  During the simmer, add 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cool and add 1 1/4 to 2 cups vodka