Winter officially arrived on Thanksgiving this year with a inch of wet snow. The kids busted out their snow pants and boots, and the adults busted out their cozy cocktails. I’m making coffee liqueur so we all have a steady supply of soul-soothing mixers for our long, long winter’s night.
Coffee liqueur is so easy, you’ll kick yourself for not making it sooner (and for spending good money buying it.) It’s actually easier than making a cup of coffee, except that you’ll be waiting 3-4 weeks for it to brew. Dark roasted coffee beans infused in vodka, with sugar, brewed coffee, vanilla and a shot of dark rum, make for a deliciously, bittersweet pick-me-up. Weekend brunch just got so much better! Also, this makes great gifts, although I suggest quadrupling it as this is just the right amount for yourself.
This recipe is adapted from a recipe by Susan Brinson of House of Brinson, a magical blog of spectacular food, home and lifestyle happenings that makes you want become a permanent house guest. Do visit, and follow their spectacular feed on Instagram.