This homemade liqueur makes a delightful holiday gift. Tie a pretty bow around the bottle and include a card with the recipe.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Yield:
about 2-1/3 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar and cocoa powder in small saucepan. Stir in coffee. Bring to boiling; remove from heat. Transfer to heatproof jar with tight-fitting lid. Let stand 3 days, shaking 2 or 3 times each day.

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  • Line sieve or colander with wet paper toweling; place over medium-size bowl. Shake coffee-cocoa mixture; slowly pour into lined colander. Let drip 24 hours or until liquid has run through (you should have about 1-1/4 cups of liquid).

  • Add vodka and brandy to filtered coffee mixture; pour into pretty liqueur bottle. Add espresso beans and vanilla bean to bottle. Cover tightly; let stand at least 3 days before serving. Serve in small cordial glasses.

Nutrition Facts

41 calories; carbohydrates 6g; sodium 2mg.
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