johnny April 23rd, 2008
Well,I guess it’s time for a toxicology report. Jenn’s banana liqueur turned out excellent. It was a very sweet liqueur, just right for mixing with juices. While we were waiting on the banana liqueur to ripen, we made a batch of kahlua, excuse me, coffee liqueur. The recipe was fairly simple, and considerably faster than the banana liqueur.
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 6 2/3 teaspoons instant coffee (or 1/8 cup + 2/3 teaspoon)
Bring to a boil, then simmer for one hour. Turn off, cover and let sit for twelve hours. Add:
- 4 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 2/3 cups of vodka (or 1 1/3 cup everclear and 1 1/3 cup water)
This made roughly 1.25 liters of kahlua… err coffee liqueur. The cost of making it is in the neighborhood of $6 versus approximately $24 for Kahlua.
Once it was completely done… yes, about 10 am on Saturday, Jenn and I both mixed a couple of white russians, using one part everclear, one part water, two parts kahlua… err… coffee liqueur and four parts milk.
Jenn has long been of the ‘grey goose, kahlua, milk, not cream, no ice’ school of white russians, while I’m more of the ‘can you give me two since it’s last call?’ school. Both of us were quite happy with our beverages. Grain alcohol is quickly becoming my magic bullet. After the last couple of recipes, I am going to attempt to create a whiskey… details to follow.