My first favorite drink was the Black Russian, sometimes a White Russian.
The usual coffee liqueur here is from a brand of liqueurs that I’m sure are artificial, and for the old times sake I tried to make my own Coffee Liqueur.
This one will debut on a housewarming party. The recipe is based on SeriouEat.
Infuse toasted coffee beans(50g) in water for 12hours. This will keep the tannins away. Keep it in the fridge.
This will smell great already.
Strain the water and keep it. Infuse coffee beans with rum, I used black rum and vodka, one cup of each. Let it sit for 3 days in the fridge.
Use the coffee-water to do a rich syrup. Strain the alcohool, strain remaining solids and mix with the syrup. Bottle.
The final product was a rich aroma, tasted like aged rum, but with a nice coffee kick and a long aftertaste.
I think a more bodied rum would be better (mine was only 38%). Also I strained the alcohol into the water without making the syrup.
I screwed up a little, but it was very good and way cheaper than our national brand.
I used a cheap coffee bean also, because it was the only I could buy 50g, but a nice expresso coffee bean would be better, I guess.
- 2.5 oz Aged Rum
- 0.5 oz Coffee Liqueur
- 0.75oz lime juice
Shake, strain into ice chilled cocktail glass.
Another nice combo is coffee and pineapple.