Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Some Drinks, part of Eat, Drink and be Merry

One of my favourite things to do over the holidays is make my own liqueurs to enjoy and to give away to friends.

A number of people have asked for my recipes so I thought I would share them with everyone. I don’t know where I got the recipes; it’s been a long time since I first used them, and so I can’t give credit.


1 quart water
2 ½ cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons instant coffee
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 ½ cups vodka

Bring water, sugar and coffee to a boil in a saucepan.
Simmer VERY slowly for 3 hours. Mixture will be very dark and syrupy.
Cool. Add vanilla and vodka.

Makes 7 cups.

Bailey’s Original Irish Cream

1 cup light cream
1 can (14oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 2/3 cups Irish whiskey
1 teaspoon instant coffee
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high for about 20 seconds.
Transfer to a clean bottle with a tightly fitting cap.
Store, refrigerated, and shake well before using.

And here’s a special Christmas drink:

1 pint light rum
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1 pint strong cold coffee

Mix well in a blender, serve immediately.

Eat, drink and be Merry.




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