Homemade Coffee Liqueur


  • 5 cups water
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee granules
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle rum (dark or light)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Home-Made Coffee Liqueur Glass

Preparation instructions:

  1. Stir the water, sugar, and instant coffee together in a saucepan over high heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture boils. Remove from the heat, and cool 30 to 45 minutes. Stir in the rum and vanilla. Using a funnel, pour into 3 clean wine bottles. Seal, and store in a dark, cool place at least 2 weeks before drinking.

Original recipe makes 15 servings