Tia Maria (Homemade)

Tia Maria (homemade) Recipe

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Patti Petty


I was fortunate enough to have gotten this recipe years ago. I have served it to all my guests and given bottles for gifts. Rave reviews are 100%.
I also included my Kahlua recipe. Both of these are real money savers, which many of us need about now...


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1 quart
15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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  • 4 c
  • 4 c
    white sugar
  • 3/4 c
    instant coffee (fresh jar)
  • 1
    vanilla bean
  • 4 c
    rum (bottom shelf is fine)

How to Make Tia Maria (Homemade)


  1. Bring water and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
  2. Add coffee granules slowly, continually stirring. Add rum. Slit vanilla bean down the center with a knife and add to the mixture.
  3. Cover tightly and shake or stir each day for approximately three weeks. It does taste beter by waiting, but up to you...

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About Tia Maria (Homemade)

Course/Dish: Cocktails, Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Southern

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