Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pinterest Project Party: #10 Homemade Kahlua

Kahlua is probably one of my favorite liquors, so when I stumbled across a recipe to make from scratch, over at Boulder Locavore, I knew I had to try it.

Instead of instant coffee, I used instant espresso so that I could get an even richer coffee flavor. I also used a small bottle of homemade vanilla (beans included) instead of just two vanilla beans. Since it was made with vodka and had been sitting for a nice long time, I thought it would work really well. I still used the whole 750ml of regular vodka, and it turned out amazing!

 Supporting local Texas business with Dripping Springs vodka - my fave! :)

 I normally like to mix mine with 2% milk but I was losing what little light I had, and was getting eaten alive by pterodactyl sized mosquitoes, so I headed back inside quickly!

Homemade Kahlua
  • 3 ½ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 oz powdered instant espresso
  • 750 ml vodka 
  • 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise
Combine white sugar, brown sugar and water in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.  Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.  Stir occasionally and do not allow to boil over (reduce heat if needed).

Add instant coffee to sugar syrup while syrup is still hot.  Stir to dissolve.  Let cool.
Pour liquid into glass storage jug or container.  Add vodka and vanilla beans.  Let stand for 2 weeks before drinking.

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  1. I didn't even think you could make homemade Kahluam, but it's definitely a great idea. I usually buy the whole bottle and rarely does it get finished!

    1. Neither did I! Honestly, I think I prefer it over actual Kahlua :) And if you don't drink it fast enough, I'm sure you could whip up a half batch or even a third of a batch.

  2. Would love for you to share this great recipe at my recipe link party, Scrumptious Sunday. Starts tonight at 8 pm PST...


    1. Thanks for the invite, I'll be there! :)

  3. Thanks for linking up with me today! Check out my video monday link party next week!

  4. This looks divine! I bet this would be a great holiday present in pretty bottles. I would love it if you would share it on my linky party Tout It Tuesday!

  5. No way! I didn't know you could make homemade Kahlua! I'm so glad you linked this up! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.


  7. I would love for you to come by and link up this post at the Creative Corner Hop. The linky party starts on Monday and stays open all week.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  8. Featuring you tomorrow from Must Try Monday. Thanks for linking up! Stop by and grab a feature button.

  9. So happy to tell you that I've featured your recipe over at Addicted to Recipes this week :-) Congrats!

  10. Coming over from Addicted to Recipes. Lovely blog here :)

  11. Superb! I love it. I'm a web marker and like to add a little. Pinterest is a picture-based website, so the quality of your images is a must! Use only extremely high quality shots, their size should be about 600 or 800 pixels wide and 1000 pixels deep. The quality of the photos, images or artworks is part of your marketing strategy so take your time to choose them well. It will be worth your effort in the end. Always keep an eye on the size of the images: if the size is too small, pinners can’t share it, but if users can easily find the same image in another blog or website at the right size or resolution, they’ll pin that one, and you will lose out on the traffic generated from that pin. Best wishes!