Homemade Coffee Liqueur (Tia Maria)

  • Preparation 10 MIN
    Cooking 10 MIN
    Waiting 12 H
    Other 5 MIN
  • Servings 1
  • Makes 2 cups (500 ml)
This recipe for DIY Tia Maria is great on ice, in a cup of coffee or in a cocktail like a White Russian.



  1. In a small pot over medium-high heat, heat the sugar and water until a golden caramel forms, about 8 to 10 minutes. Pour the caramel out onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Let cool completely. Break the caramel into small pieces.
  2. In a 4-cup (1 litre) glass jar, combine the brown sugar, vodka, coffee beans and caramel pieces. Tightly seal the jar. Vigorously shake for 5 minutes or until the caramel is almost completely dissolved. Let infuse for 12 hours at room temperature. Strain the mixture. The coffee liqueur will keep for 3 months in a glass jar at room temperature. Serve over ice, in coffee or in a cocktail (such as a White Russian).

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