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Mid Week Happy Hour | Home made Coffee Liqueur

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Welcome to another edition of Midweek Happy Hour! Ever found yourself in the mood for a delicious cocktail, only to realize you're missing that one key ingredient – coffee liqueur? Fear not, because today, we're diving into the world of homemade coffee liqueur. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of this delightful elixir right in the comfort of your own home.

Coffee liqueur is something that I love but I don’t keep in my bar for obvious reasons. I don’t drink it too often and I hate the pressure of finishing it as soon as I can after opening the sealed bottle!

Crafting the Perfect Coffee Liqueur

When it comes to stocking your home bar, certain liqueurs can be a bit of a gamble. That's why homemade options are a game-changer. Forget about the pressure of finishing a store-bought bottle – with homemade coffee liqueur, you can tailor the recipe to suit your taste and make as much or as little as you like.

Coffee Liqueur Facts

Before we delve into the recipe, let's take a moment to appreciate the rich and complex world of coffee liqueur. Here are some fascinating facts about this beloved beverage:

  1. Coffee's Origins: Coffee has been enjoyed for centuries, with its origins dating back to the 15th century in Ethiopia. Today, it's one of the most popular beverages worldwide, enjoyed by millions of people every day.

  2. Coffee Liqueur Varieties: While store-bought options like Kahlua and Tia Maria may be the most well-known, homemade coffee liqueur allows for endless customization. From rum-based to vodka-based recipes, the possibilities are endless.

  3. Versatile Cocktail Ingredient: Coffee liqueur is a staple in many classic cocktails, from the iconic White Russian to the indulgent Espresso Martini. Its rich flavor adds depth and complexity to any drink it's added to.

Drinking is cool. Driving is cooler. Mixing the two is NOT. Drink responsibly.

Homemade Coffee Liqueur Recipe

Now, let's get down to business and whip up a batch of homemade coffee liqueur.


  • 1 tablespoon Coffee powder

  • 3 tablespoon Sugar

  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) Water

  • 60 ml Vodka

  • 2/3 cup of ice


  1. The first step is to make the sugar syrup. Boil the water while dissolving the sugar in it. You should have a thick consistency of liquid

  2. Keep it aside to cool down a bit

  3. Add the coffee powder and mix and bring your coffee mix to room temperature

  4. In a lowball glass, pour the coffee mixture over ice. Top with vodka. Mix lightly


  1. You can use simple sugar syrup too. You will need 1 tablespoon of it

  2. You can use rum too, instead of vodka

  3. Add 30ml vodka to the coffee liqueur to make your good old Black Russian

As you raise your glass to toast to another Midweek Happy Hour, let the rich aroma and flavor of your homemade coffee liqueur transport you to a cozy café or bustling cocktail bar. With its versatility and irresistible taste, this delightful elixir is sure to become a staple in your home bar arsenal. So why wait? Whip up a batch today and raise a toast to the joys of homemade libations!

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