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Vanilla Coffee Liqueur

coffee liqueur

 Easy to make and a treat to receive, Vanilla Coffee Liqueur makes the perfect hostess gift or addition to a holiday gift basket. Your friends will love you for it!

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Vanilla Coffee Liqueur

Ingredients

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4 cups sugar

1 cup instant coffee powder

2 Mexican Vanilla Bean, split lengthwise

1 cup boiling water

3 cups Brandy, Vodka, or Bourbon

Instructions

Mix together the sugar and instant coffee powder. Pour the boiling water over the coffee and sugar, and stir until all ingredients are well dissolved and blended. Place the vanilla beans in a bottle, pour in coffee mixture, and add alcohol. Age at least 50 days in a cool, dark place, turning and shaking the bottle gently every few days.

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