Cowlua... a little farm humor from Nebraska! You gotta try this Kahlua recipe. It takes a little longer to brew, but all good things come to those who wait. Sweet Cowlua dreams!
-2 1/2 Cups Strong Black Coffee
-2 1/2 Cups of good Vodka
-2 Cups Sugar
--1/2 Cup Vanilla Bean Sugar
-1oz Whole Vanilla Beans
1/4 Cup Whole Coffee Bean
- To start, add sugars to the hot brewed coffee, stir until dissolved. I recommend brewing your coffee strong but not bitterly. I use a good medium bodied arabica coffee for this!
- Add your vanilla beans, cool completely.
- Pour in alcohol, stir.
I brew this in a gallon jar then strain and re-bottle for gifting. The brew time is about 6-8 months giving the vanilla time extract. When bottling, you can remove the vanilla beans and keep them for yourself or divide the beans between the bottles and gift them with the Kahlua. We make a different version each year for our adult kids so I let them keep the beans. The wives love them for baking.
Thanks so much for sharing Starlette!