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Kahlua Drink Recipes

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KahlĂșa- a rum based liqueur that is dense, sweet, and has a distinct taste of coffee... "so now tell me the down-side" you say. Okay, here it is...it also contains sugar, corn syrup, and it takes three weeks to infuse the alcohol..... But I think that it will be worth the wait!

So, it's the holidays! Whadaya say, let's make it! It will be fun! Kind of expensive but a really cool, non-traditional gift that will probably start a tradition!

We'll mix it up, put a cute label on it, and there you go...an easy peasy, tradition-starting, gift-giving idea!

Homemade Kahlua #I


I like this KahlĂșa recipe because I love to go "all in!" I've gotten the finest Madagascar Vanilla bean, the dark roasted coffee beans, and all of the various liqueurs required. All for the sake of experimentation...and for the benefit of you...the readers! Enjoy this as another one of your easy homemade gift ideas!


  • 1 750 ml bottle vodka (a tad less that 3 1/4 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cups dark rum
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 pound whole coffee beans
    1 vanilla bean cut into 4 pieces
    1 cinnamon stick-optional


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a sealable container.
  • Mix well.
  • Label with the date and let sit in a cool, dark place for three weeks.
  • Shake or stir the mixture several times a week.
  • Strain out the beans into a glass container.

Homemade Kahlua #2 (a quickie version!)

  • 1 12-cup pot very strong coffee (try some chocolate flavored)
    2 lbs. light brown sugar
    4-6 tablespoons vanilla extract or
    Homemade Vanilla
    1 bottle 190 proof Everclear
  • Bring coffee to a boil in a large pot.
  • Gradually add 2 lbs. light brown sugar &return to boil stir constantly
  • Let this mixture cool to room temperature
  • Add the vanilla and Everclear
  • Now, you're finished!
  • You can use this now or leave it to age for awhile.


The longer the better!

You can add a little almond extract to give it an Amaretto flavor

Try some Hazelnut coffee for a festive change!

This is a fun recipe to experiment with

Go From Kahlua Drink Recipes to How To Make Vanilla

If you want to try your hand at homemade vanilla or kahlua but want to make it even easier, check out our DIY kits!  All you have to do is add your choice of alcohols and we'll give you some hints in our recipes and instructions!

You can also click on the photos below to get some finished vanilla extracts.  These are beautifully packaged and ready for gift giving.

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