Home-Made Coffee Liqueur Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Home-Made Coffee Liqueur Recipe
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Home-Made Coffee Liqueur

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"This easy and simple recipe makes three bottles of a favorite coffee-flavored liqueur! It tastes wonderful, too. The longer it's stored, the smoother the taste."

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Original recipe makes 15 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    14 days 50 mins


  1. Stir the water, sugar, and instant coffee together in a saucepan over high heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture boils. Remove from the heat, and cool 30 to 45 minutes. Stir in the rum and vanilla. Using a funnel, pour into 3 clean wine bottles. Seal, and store in a dark, cool place at least 2 weeks before drinking.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 28, 2010

Great! Hard to believe it's homemade! The change I made was I used brown sugar as the molasses gives it a thicker texture and a nice taste. I also used vodka because I had no rum on hand and just to be safe I used 1 cup coffee granules to make sure that the taste of coffee will be noticed. Perfect! Will make again!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 25, 2009

I make this liquor with vodka not rum, I also cut the water down to 3 cups. After a couple of weeks it's taste rivals the name brand coffee liquor.


7 Ratings

Jan 03, 2012

Don't know if you ever got an answer to your question...this will keep for years (but, it's so good it won't last that long) and it doesn't have to be kept refrigerated. I've been making coffee liqueur for about 35 years; I use 4 cups of triple-strength brewed coffee and 4 cups of sugar. I also use decaf coffee sometimes.

Dec 16, 2011

I used tequila instead of rum. The first batch was a little too sweet for my tastes but everyone else loved it. The second batch I only used 2 1/2 cups of sugar and it turned out perfect.

Jun 13, 2012

I have a question: I would like to use brewed coffee instead of instant coffee and I'm wondering which type of coffee gets better results.

Jul 26, 2011

I would like to know how long it will keep & if it needs to be kept cold ?


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