Coffee Flavored Liqueur
This homemade liqueur is great sipped by itself, or used as a mixer in other drinks. It makes a great gift that is always well-received!
2 cups water
1 1/4 cups granulated (white) sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons fresh ground coffee beans
2 1/2 cups vodka
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine water, sugar, vanilla and ground coffee. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool, then remove grounds through a strainer.
When cool, stir in vodka. Pour into a liquor bottle, and keep in a cool place.