Sunday, April 25, 2010

coffee liqueur

Once when Satoshi and I had lunch at Kamizono, they gave us some coffee liqueur before our meal.

It was my first time having a "little shot" of coffee liqueur but it was delicious.

I figured if I could make my own vanilla extract, it shouldn't be too hard to make coffee liqueur.

This recipe is adapted from something I found on a Japanese site. What I like about it was that it didn't use sugar. If you want to sweeten it up do so with your sweetner of choice. Makes about 1/2 a cup.

20 grams coffee beans, whole
200 milliliters (about 1 cup) vodka

Steep in a glass jar for 8 weeks or longer.

NOTES: I used some medium roast beans, and after 8 weeks, it smells wonderful.

Besides cocktails, any ideas what I could use this for?

15 comments:

Kaba said...

Tiramisu? I think the sponge cookies are soaked in coffee liqueur.

K and S said...

Thanks Kaba :)

Take care.
Kat

Tamakikat said...

Hi Kat.

Hope this finds you enjoying the sunshine.

The liqueur sounds like it would be good over vanilla ice-cream.

TK

jalna said...

Iiiiinteresting!

K and S said...

Thanks TK, how are you doing?

Thanks Jalna :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

Fun! I would find a recipe to bake with it for sure. Although over ice cream is sounding pretty darn good. ;-)

K and S said...

I just used some with milk and sugar Debinhawaii, but am thinking to try with ice cream soon :)

Take care.
Kat

Rick said...

Wow! I is this how coffee liquor is made? I thought it was actually a fermentation process of coffee. Now I have something to do with all the Grey Goose in my refrigerator! (since I don't drink alcohol anymore) :) But then what will I do with the coffee liquor? Hahaha.

K and S said...

apparently so Rick :) since you don't drink, I guess you could bake with it? or make Kelli some cocktails :)

Take care.
Kat

Rick said...

Yeah, I'll probably use it on some delicious cake or something. The Tiramisu use is a good possibility! Or I could just add a shot into Kelli's morning iced triple espresso she takes to work! ;)

K and S said...

ha ha you are funny Rick... Kelli will nix you if you add it to her coffee before work :)

Take care.
Kat

Jenster said...

I know a woman who made several batches of homemade Kahlua (coffee liquer) and poured them into pretty bottles to give as gifts. I wonder if her recipe is similar to yours?

I bet yours would be delicious in coffee, too, with a little cream added. Wonder how it would taste over shave ice?

K and S said...

I think I would have to sweeten it up to give away Jenster, but over shave ice might be nice :)

Take care.
Kat

manju said...

Gosh, love that this is so easy. Definitely putting this on the must-try list! Thanks for the share.

K and S said...

Manju, the best part of this is that you can sweeten it as much as you like afterwards :)

Take care.
Kat