Friday, July 20, 2012


You know I love a simple recipe, and it doesn't get much simpler or more rewarding than this five minute recipe for homemade kahlua. I make mine with Laughing Whale Seventh Wave Espresso. It's much less sweet than the commercial version--I think it's ideal for sipping straight.


1/4-1/2 cup sugar to taste
1 1/4 cup espresso or coffee brewed at 2 1/2 times regular strength,hot and fresh
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup vodka


Stir sugar into hot espresso and stir to dissolve. Add vanilla extract and vodka. Stir to combine, bottle, and enjoy at your leisure.

Notes: Vodka quality is not terrifically important for this recipe, so use what you can afford!
To make your own version of Tia Maria, simply substitute a favourite rum for the vodka.

Really. So. Easy. 

Next week: Cherry Bounce! 

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