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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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).

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  • 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; 0 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 mg sodium. 6 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 0 g protein;

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