“Si senor, I love Kahlua!” As Speedy Gonzales-the famous animated Looney Tunes character- might say.
“Well Speedy, I just discovered a wonderful recipe to make some homemade Kahlua liqueur in a vintage cookbook found at an estate sale today.”
Because fall is just around the corner; estate and yard sales will be harder to find. I was able to find a few sales this last weekend, and I discovered one of those vintage fundraiser, binder cookbooks.
These cookbooks are great because they are full of tried and true, favorite family recipes.
Not that I need another recipe book (I already own at least 300 cookbooks and thousands of recipes already), but its always so interesting and fun, to discover yet another great cookbook-especially, the vintage ones. My family and friends sure enjoy it when I decide to try a new recipe out.
While turning the pages to my new cookbook, I discovered this homemade KAHLUA liquor recipe. I will be searching for some empty wine bottles this week, and try it out this week myself.
3 cups of sugar
3 cups of water
10 tsp Maxwell House instant coffee
4 tsp real vanilla extract
1/5 100 proof vodka
Bring sugar, water and coffee granules to a boil in a large saucepan. Simmer on low temp, with lid on for 1 hour.
Cool down, then add vanilla and vodka. Pour into 1.5 liter or 50.7 fl ounce sterilized bottles.
(100 proof vodka is best because of the water added.)
Seal and keep in cool dark area and cure for at least one month. (flip mixture in bottles once a week).