Espresso Vanilla Liqueur

Espresso Vanilla Liqueur- make your own with vodka, espresso beans & vanilla. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

My mom used to call strong coffee “jet fuel.” After tasting this batch of Espresso Vanilla Liqueur, I think this is pretty much that! 

It’s basically cold brew coffee made with vodka (instead of water!) that’s flavored with vanilla, a stick of cinnamon, and some simple syrup to sweeten the deal.  

Espresso Vanilla Liqueur- make your own with vodka, espresso beans & vanilla. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

How can you use the Espresso Vanilla Liqueur?

  • boozy milkshakes/frappe
  • add to your coffee
  • espresso martini
  • pour a shot over ice cream
  • use it to make tiramisu

 If you’re looking for a last-minute homemade gift, this one is good. You need 2 days to complete the task. 

I made some for my coffee-loving friends this holiday season! 

Ingredients involved.

 

Espresso Vanilla Liqueur- make your own with vodka, espresso beans & vanilla. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Vodka, ground espresso, and a cinnamon stick infuse!

Espresso Vanilla Liqueur- make your own with vodka, espresso beans & vanilla. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Put a lid on and return to it a few days later. 

Espresso Vanilla Liqueur- make your own with vodka, espresso beans & vanilla. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I forgot I needed my pitcher for meal prep so I transferred it to a jar. 

To strain the mixture, I used a french press and then followed it up with a paper coffee filter.

You just want to make sure there’s no sludge!

Espresso Vanilla Liqueur- make your own with vodka, espresso beans & vanilla. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Now we add some simple syrup to taste. Err on the side of not too sweet.

Espresso Vanilla Liqueur- make your own with vodka, espresso beans & vanilla. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Cuz we are going to be adding vanilla!

Stir it in and add more simple syrup if you feel like it needs some more. 

Espresso Vanilla Liqueur- make your own with vodka, espresso beans & vanilla. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Strain it into your bottles of choice!

I used this 4 oz. glass amber bottles for this project. 

(each bottle is enough for 2 shots!)

Espresso Vanilla Liqueur- make your own with vodka, espresso beans & vanilla. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Then I labeled each bottle with black chalkboard labels & a chalkboard pen.

Espresso Vanilla Liqueur- make your own with vodka, espresso beans & vanilla. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Aren’t they pretty??!

Espresso Vanilla Liqueur- make your own with vodka, espresso beans & vanilla. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

A little splash to your iced coffee on a weekend afternoon might be nice!

Espresso Vanilla Liqueur- make your own with vodka, espresso beans & vanilla. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Keep refrigerated for up to 3 months! 

Espresso Vanilla Liqueur- make your own with vodka, espresso beans & vanilla. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

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Espresso Vanilla Liqueur

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makes about 3-4 cups

recipe slightly adapted from Martha Stewart

  • 1  1/4 cups coarsely ground espresso
  • 1 cinnamon stick  (about 2 inches long)
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) vodka
  • ½ cup- 1 cup simple syrup 
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Combine espresso, cinnamon stick, and vodka in a large nonreactive jar; cover and let stand at room temperature 1 to 2 days. Strain through a very find strainer then through a coffee-filter-lined sieve. Stir in simple syrup to taste, then add vanilla. Divide mixture among clean bottles. Refrigerate for up to 3 months.

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Espresso Vanilla Liqueur