Kahlua (homemade)

If you need a really good Kahlua, why not try to make it yourself. Here comes a good recipe for a bottle of the finest Kahlua for your next The Big Lebowsky theme night. The Dude will love this stuff.

All you need is: (makes a small bottle Kahlua substitute – 750 ml)

280 ml vodka

90 ml instant coffee crystals

1 fresh vanilla bean (split and take out vanilla)

250 ml water

110 grams of sugar


Now what?

– Combine all ingredients except vodka in a pot. Heat it up a bit to dissolve the sugar – not boiling.

– Let it cool a little and add the vodka. Pour into your nicest bottle and seal it.

– Leave it be for about three weeks in a dark place but shake it a bit whenever you pass it


The good thing about this homemade Kahlua is the freshness. Keep it in the refrigerator in an airtight glass-bottle and it will last longer. Maybe a year or two?

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