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homemade tia maria

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Very easy to make, this delicious coffee liqueur is a great one to have around.

yield 6 cups
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For homemade tia maria

  • 4 tsp
    instant coffee (substitute instant espresso)
  • 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 2 1/2 c
    granulated sugar, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 c
    cold distilled water
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 750 ml
    (26 oz.) 94% alcohol

How To Make homemade tia maria

  • 1
    In a measuring cup, add instant coffee and boiling water; stir until granules are dissolved and set aside.
  • 2
    In a saucepan over medium heat, add sugar and cold water; stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let it sit for 15 minutes or until it gets to room temperature.
  • 3
    Add vanilla, coffee and alcohol to sugar mixture; stir very well and transfer to a liqueur decanter. Let it rest for 3 to 4 weeks before serving. Yields 6 cups
  • 4
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