I’ve been itching to share this recipe for coffee liqueur with you for months, literally. This recipe is a one month process, and I started early so you’d have just enough time to make this for holiday gifts. I admit, I can find myself stressing about the holidays in the middle of the summer. I turn into a baking queen but with everything to do during that time of year, I often run out of time. One thing I can get a jump on is homemade gifts. I didn’t get to do a lot of canning this year since we went through the home buying process, so I decided to try my hand at making home made coffee liqueur. Having a wonderful supply of home made gifts is a must for me. I know I’ll always have something on hand, not only around the holidays but for a house warming or thank you gift.
So, why is coffee liqueur awesome? Cause you can put it in hot chocolate. Just sayin’. You can pour a little over a chocolate cake or sneak a little in your weekend brunch coffee as well. Let’s just say it’s a good thing to have around, and something people will be happy to receive it.
Make this recipe in two steps, steeping and cooking. Makes 4 to 5 1 quart jars.
* If you don’t have vanilla beans substitute 1 bean for 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
Important advice: Despite how attractive roasting those vodka soaked espresso beans may be, don’t put them in your oven. They will explode. Believe me, I tried.