Monday, November 21, 2011

Homemade Coffee Liqueur + La Dominicana Cocktail

Ground Coffee Beans & Vodka are the Foundation for this Liqueur.  
 Special thanks to Alex, via Jesse for the Cafe Du Monde Coffee & Chicory. 

Playing back-up is the Vanilla Bean and Simple Syrup.

I added Ground Coffee Beans to Vodka and added...

...a scraped Vanilla Bean - Pod, Seeds and all.

I agitated the vessel containing the mixture.

I added Simple Syrup and agitated it again.  I stored it in the back of the fridge for 3-4 weeks and shook the container every 2-3 days.

Approximately 1 month later, I strained the mixture and discarded the solids.

I double strained the liquid using my french press to help eliminate 98% of the particulate matter that remained.  The rest of the fine particles I would strain out when it came time to building a cocktail.

The final product.  I stored it inside of an old vodka bottle - nothing "frosty" about this black ice!

My coffee elixir + this fine aged rum & heavy cream =

La Dominicana.

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