Does anyone have a good kaluha recipe? GF and I are smitten with the Starbucks version of a coffe liquor (sp), but not the price....TIAb
Some things you just have to pay for. Otherwise it's just not the same.Recipe:get in car and drive to Liquor store. But a bottle of real Kalulha Get back in car and drive home (do not open bottle in car) Make fresh brewed coffee and pour in a shot. Enjoybigpix
Does anyone have a good kaluha recipe? GF and I are smitten with the Starbucks version of a coffe liquor (sp), but not the price....TIAI make Kaluha every other year and give it for Christmas presents. I've had several people request more, and a few request the recipe. Fair warning, I use a 5 gallon jug to make it, and it takes several months.I start with a cup of sugar, 2 cups of water and a half cup of instant coffee. It can be cheap stuff, this is only the base. Boil the water, add the sugar and make a sugar syrup from it. Add the instant coffee, and stir until melted. Pour into jug, and add a fifth of vodka. I use the really cheap vodka, too. I'll actually go into the package store and ask, "What's your cheapest vodka?" Add a pot of really good flavored coffee, whatever kind you like. I really like the chocolate raspberry, the Irish Cream, and the toffee flavors, so those are the ones that get used. Add a whole vanilla bean. Cover and let set, shaking every now and then to make sure everything is mixed together well.After a week or two, add another pot of coffee, another bottle of vodka, another vanilla bean, and a cup or so of sugar syrup. Sometimes, I'll just toss a cup or two of sugar into the pot of coffee to cut down on the extra water. Shake well again. Add more every few weeks until the bottle is full. Don't worry about mixing the flavors of coffee or using coffee that has been sitting and has become "sludge". The more towards "sludge" the coffee is, the better it comes out in the end.When the bottle gets full, let it set for another month, shaking occasionally. After the month, pour into the bottles, cork, and seal. It is ready at any point.Kathleen
My son makes this and we enjoy it a lot.Kahlua1 Vanilla Bean4 Cups Sugar4 Cups water4 Tablespoons Instant Coffee26 Ounces VodkaBring Coffee, water and sugar to boil. Boil 10 minutes. Cool.Add vodka, place mixture in two 1 qt. bottles add 1/2 vanilla bean to each bottle, seal bottles with tape or wax, place in cool, dark place. Gently agitate daily. Keep two to four weeks before opening.Enjoy, Blue
Thanks, blue and z. Obviously, I should also stop sampling the Starbucks while I post....
Does anyone have a good kaluha recipe? GF and I are smitten with the Starbucks version of a coffe liquor (sp), but not the price....I posted this some time ago... It's my favorite Kahlua recipe and doesn't use instant <shudder> coffee. (What can I say, I'm prejudiced. It is much harder to prepare instant properly than it is to brew real coffee IMHO. <G>)Shadowfenhttp://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16872758Fen's Homemade KahluaIngredients: 1 lb 100% Columbian coffee1 1/2 qt water7 C. sugar2 1/2 qt water2 oz vanilla extract1 fifth 190 proof grain alcohol (Everclear)Preparation:Boil coffee in 1 1/2 quarts of water for 15-25 minutes. Let cool for 2 hours. Strain through several thicknesses of cloth. (I line a colander with cheesecloth and set it in/over a "drain" pan, pour the coffee and grinds in it, wait a while, and then gather up the cheesecloth and grinds into a ball and wring it out to get as much of the coffee as possible - make sure the grinds cool first to avoid burning yourself.)In separate pot, boil sugar and 2 1/2 quarts of water for 45 minutes. Let cool thoroughly.Mix coffee and sugar water with vanilla extract and Everclear. Let all ingredients cool well before adding alcohol so that the alcohol doesn't evaporate.The Kahlua does not have to age, but it is better if left in a cool, dark place for 1-2 weeks.Makes approx 4 bottles (25 fl oz each).Notes: To get the best from this recipe, use the best pure vanilla extract that you can find - none of this artificial stuff! Mexican vanilla is awesome! Using Columbian coffee produces a flavor that compares very favorably with the commercial Kahlua, however you can try other varieties of coffee for differing subtleties of flavor. (Flavored coffees too - I had one batch made with Irish cream flavored coffee that was wonderful!) Don't bother with trying to adapt instant coffee to this recipe. If you want a good quality product, you have to use good quality ingredients and instant coffee won't work.While you can substitute vodka for the grain alcohol, vodka has its own (albeit subtle) distinctive taste that I don't want underneath my Kahlua. Tastes vary.
How about a home made Irish Cream Liquor?tiaj
<<<<How about a home made Irish Cream Liquor?>>>>If you are asking for one, I have a great one, although it involves raw eggs. I don't have a problem with raw eggs, have made and served this for years with no problems, but I know some do not like raw eggs. Let me know if you would like me to post it....gg56has survived years of eating raw cookie dough
gg, <<<<<Let me know if you would like me to post it....>>>>Certainly!Thanks,j
<<<<<Let me know if you would like me to post it....>>>>Certainly!>>>>Bailey's Irish Cream, Homemade6 eggs2 14 oz cans sweetened condensed milk1 pint whipping cream4 TBS chocolate syrup1 ½ cups IRISH whiskey Mix all ingredients in blender. Keep cool in sealed bottles. Shake before pouring. Makes about ½ gallon. Will keep in fridge about a week. I have found it usually stays longer than a week, but I tend to make it for parties and give some away in cute bottles so I've never actually had it last much longer than a week ;)This tends to be a little thicker and sweeter than the store bought stuff. It's especially good in coffee with kahlua. ;)Enjoy!gg56PS Anyone want a limoncello recipe? Very pricey to buy, but cheap and easy to make!
Yes please post the recipe, thanks.. Blue
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