180 grams of coffee
400 grams of sugar
250 ml of 96% alcohol
30 grams of cinammon
1 vanilla pod
And here we are at the showdown: Today we will give you our infamous recipe for making the ultimate coffee liqueur: a nectar with an incredibly aromatic and deep flavor. Make good use of it; it’s great for topping ice cream but also for trying two real pearls, Black Russian and White Russian.
Obviously, it has nothing to do with Kahula or Caffe Borghetti, two industrial liqueurs that are pure glucose showers.
The coffee liqueur we offer you is sweet, but without exaggerating, it has its own flavor credibility and impeccable balance. About spices and aromatics, feel free to add or subtract: we like it very rich, but if you want, you can also skip the cinnamon.
Ingredients for making a delicious homemade coffee liqueur
- 180 grams of coffee
- 400 grams of sugar
- 250 ml of alcohol 96°
- 30 grams of cinnamon
- 1 anise
- 1 vanilla pod, optional
How to make the perfect coffee liqueur
Making this liquor is just a matter of patience. You don’t have to peel or cut, you don’t have to grow habanero plants for months. You just have to respect the doses.
But you will have to experiment a lot to find the coffee blend you like and the degree of sweetness you want. And back to the previous speech. Coffee liqueur serves you for making cocktails or after-dinner shots, not ice cream. So it doesn’t have to be too sweet. If you want an intriguing liqueur don’t put just coffee but let’s add some spices like cinnamon, anise, vanilla and you can easily make fine after-dinner liqueurs.
Ok, buy an excellent quality coffee and make 600-660 ml of coffee. While it is still hot, dissolve the sugar in it.
Add the alcohol and stir gently. Wait for it to cool completely.
Prepare a 1-liter bottle and put the coffee liqueur in it, add some coffee beans and spices.
Seal and let stand for 2-3 days, remembering to shake the bottle once a day.
Filtered and here is the ultimate coffee liqueur.
Cost to make the real coffee liqueur
The cost per kilo of an excellent coffee is 22 euros. So we spent, more or less, 3.3 coffee, say 3.50.
Alcohol costs 16 euros per liter. To make this liqueur you need 250 ml, 1/4 of a liter. 4 euros.
Calculate the gas, electricity and water to make coffee or coffee and add what? 2 euros. 3,50 + 2 + 4 = 9,50 for a liter of nectar that you can use to make a real Black and White Russian.