Besides making sangria, I haven’t experimented too much with making my own adult beverages. I’m a huge coffee lover, so I thought a homemade coffee liqueur would be just the drink for me. I used this recipe for inspiration. The only modification I made was how I prepared the coffee (follow my instructions here for how to brew iced coffee).
What You Need:
- Fresh coffee beans (cold brew at a 5:1 ratio) - 1 cup
- Syrup (made with boiling water and raw sugar) - 1 cup
- Light rum - 1.5 cups
- Vanilla bean (I found mine at Whole Foods)
All of this fits in a wide mouth 1 Qt. mason jar. Steep for 3 days.
Normally, when I brew drip coffee (iced or hot) I use a 16:1 water to coffee ratio. For this recipe I wanted to make a very strong coffee to mix in with the rum, so I went with a 5:1 ratio (which I would not recommend for everyday consumption).
How to drink it: - Sip it - Mix with hot or iced coffee (brewed with the same beans) - Pour over ice with milk