Coffee liqueur

There is, as you will probably know, a rather famous coffee liqueur.

In my kitchen there is a jar of something very similar… let’s call it Aunty Mary. After all, I’m not Spanish so I wouldn’t call it Tia…. oh but there you go, it’s NOT the famous coffee liqueur, is it?

It’s me with a bottle of vodka, knocking up rough and ready flavoured alcoholic drinks, ready for the Christmas party season.

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This is simplicity itself…. first of all, make some espresso coffee.

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For a bottle of vodka, I need two cups of espresso

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and a vanilla pod and some sugar……

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Slice the pod (look at it shining.. it is almost seeping with deep, rich vanilla-ey essence)

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Pop it into the jar with a couple of mug fulls of sugar (remember if this is to be a liqueur it needs to be sweet and almost syrupy)

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Pour in the coffee

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Then add a bottle of vodka……. all of it…..

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And stir……

And leave it……. and do you know… it’s not rough and ready at all… it’s rather smooth and delicious!

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Once you are ready to celebrate…. Aunty Mary sends Festive Greetings…. and says Cheers!

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