Now, on with those hostess gift ideas! I’ve made up a big batch of Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Liqueur to warm those cold, dark nights ahead, and I’m giving it to a few special friends. Now why would I want to make my own when you can easily buy coffee liqueur? Well, it’s cheaper and tastes so much better. A lot of what you buy is cloyingly sweet, and I go for more intense coffee flavor. Plus I wanted to add a little cinnamon flavor as well.
I used my regular coffee brewer to do this, but this is a slow process. Only pour in a little bit at a time and let it drain into the coffee pot. Do not turn on the brewer. You are merely using it to remove the grounds from the coffee. (You could easily use a coffee filter in a strainer but this worked for me.)
Meanwhile, make a simple syrup by adding 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 2 cups of water to a saucepan over medium heat. Stir and bring it to a boil and then immediately remove it from the heat. Allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes.
This is the kind of brandy I used simply because I had it on hand. It’s been aging in our cabinet for a few years now. This is a medium priced brandy-don’t be tempted to use cheap brandy (or vodka either!)
I printed a couple of these mason jar chalkboard gift tags from Crafts with Jars.
And then I created this larger chalkboard tag available HERE.
I’m thinking I should make up another batch just in case someone unexpected drops by the Crossroads during the holidays! If you’d like a printable version of this recipe, click HERE.
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