Y’all. So, I mentioned last week with the Bourbon Bacon Jam that my mom and I were getting together baskets of goodies for Christmas for our friends- mostly my friends. One group of people that I like to give to is the group of managers that Bub works with- just a little something yummy. Earlier in December when I was cruising through Pinterest I came across a recipe for homemade Kahlua. A light bulb went off in my head!
I remember my Dad and Step-mother making Kahlua when I was a little girl- and I remember it being pretty easy to do- coffee, vodka, sugar and vanilla… so, I opened the pin and this recipe was made with rum. Stop the presses! Rum- well, it turns out that Kahlua is a rum based coffee liqueur. In a matter of seconds, it hit me that Kahlua would be awesome if I made it with Sailor Jerry.
It is here that I must let all the world know that I looooooooove Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. I love it. I love it. I love it. I mix it with diet root beer. Yep. That’s my jam. Sailor Jerry is 92 proof spiced rum and roughly the same price as Captain Morgan. So, I found it wildly appropriate to make homemade Kahlua with Sailor Jerry to give to a bunch of restaurant managers and chefs. And I did make a little extra for Bub and I to have too- and we have been slurping up Colorado Bulldogs for the past week! (Colorado Bulldogs are White Russians with a splash of Coke.)
Now, on with the show- here’s the recipe: 4 cups of sugar, 2 1/4 cups of Sailor Jerry, 2 1/2 cups of fresh coffee and 3 tablespoons of vanilla extract.
I made strong coffee and while it was still hot, I mixed it with the sugar and then I let it cool down to room temperature. It did not take too long- 30 minutes maybe. And then I added the Sailor Jerry and vanilla. I want you to brace yourself- this is delicious!
- 4 cups of sugar
- 2½ cups of coffee
- 2¼ cup of Sailor Jerry
- 3 Tablespoons of Vanilla extract
- Brew coffee, mix with sugar and let come to room temperature
- Add Sailor Jerry and Vanilla
If you are looking for something special to give your friends, family or neighbors- think about this homemade Kahlua made with Sailor Jerry because it is so good- not only in White Russians but also over ice cream or cake or just over ice! Yummy.