So you need:
- 4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup instant coffee
- 2 1/4 cups boiling water
- 2 cups brandy
- 2 vanilla beans (using one package of vanilla beans contains 2 beans), split in half
Add brandy and vanilla beans. Stir. Cover. Let stand at room temperature for about 20 days. Strain into jar with tight fitting lid.
Makes 6 1/4 cups.
In a glance, all the ingredients you need!
Vanilla beans split in half. I swear this adds to the flavor. Simply place on cutting board, and cut lengthwise.
This is the sugar and coffee together. Notice that my bowl has a pouring spot?? Makes it so much easier to pour without spilling. Here I'm just about ready to start pouring the boiling water in.
After you've added the water, this is what the mixture will look like. It will seem very thick at first until the sugar has been dissolved. Even after cooling, you may want to give it another good stir!
This is everything combined. I like this container as many containers aren't big enough to hold the amount of liquid. This container is from dollarama.
- use a container that you won't care if it permanently smells like Kahlua.
- Make sure the container is large enough as well.
- Store in a dark place, away from sunlight