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
-Start by adding the sugar to the brewed coffee, stir until dissolved. Brew your coffee strong but not bitterly. A good medium bodied arabica coffee is a great option. Or use your favorite kind of coffee. Adding whole coffee beans enhances the flavor. And decaf is always an option if that’s your preference.
-Add vanilla beans, cool completely
-Add whole coffee beans (optional)
-Stir in the alcohol
**You can make 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. Starlette makes a different version each year for her adult kids.
Thanks so much for sharing Starlette!