Taters Kahlua

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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by Kal » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:01 pm

Anyone tried corn syrup with this recipe?

I don't know how accurate it is, but wikipedia states:
Kahlúa is a Mexican coffee-flavored vodka-based liqueur. It is dense and sweet, with the distinct taste of coffee, from which it is made. Kahlúa also contains sugar, corn syrup and vanilla bean.
I might experiment with some corn syrup in the mix next time I knock up a batch, which probably won't be for a while as I just made up 8 bottles of this :)

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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by blind drunk » Sun May 27, 2012 7:36 pm

Anyone tried corn syrup with this recipe?
I used glucose in mine. Added some chewy body without adding more sweetness, which is why I used it. I'm gonna make more very soon, but with a rum base. Been addicted to mine poured over vanilla ice cream. Reminds me of an affogato, but better. Yum. Maybe I'll use decaf.
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Post by zouthernborne » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:46 pm

I just finished my batch of this a few minutes ago, put it under the cupboard where I put everything meant for aging. I read that 6 months to a year is optimal, but I'm not sure I can wait that long if I don't have to. What's the soonest anyone has started pulling from the bottle? :twisted:
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by blind drunk » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:11 pm

zouthernborne wrote:I just finished my batch of this a few minutes ago, put it under the cupboard where I put everything meant for aging. I read that 6 months to a year is optimal, but I'm not sure I can wait that long if I don't have to. What's the soonest anyone has started pulling from the bottle? :twisted:
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by LWTCS » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:51 am

definitely gets better as time passes,,,,,,,,but it's good now too!,,,,,,,,,,,2 more minutes :mrgreen:
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by zouthernborne » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:11 pm

Okay, so 2 weeks later and it's MUCH better than it was when I first made it. I've been using it in recipes from my book of classic cocktails with great results. Gotta tip the hat to you Tater, ol boy. :ebiggrin:
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by Michaeln416 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:24 am

This sounds fabulous. I'm going to try making a batch this week using espresso instead of regular coffee. Then to try and forget about it and let it age a while before cracking it open.

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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by big cheese » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:27 pm

I made this using some expensive beans. I can't recall the type. I let it age a 1.5 months before trying. It turned out awesome!

I am now going to try the instant version on here to see what the difference is.

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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by blind drunk » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:45 pm

I threw a piece of a cinnamon stick in my spiced rum version and it sure made a nice addition. It's like a little mystery in every sip :ebiggrin:
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by RevSpaminator » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:37 pm

Just made some this weekend. It was already good within the first half hour. A ton better by the end of the day. I'd better hide a bottle of this stuff away otherwise I won't have anything left in a day or two. :)
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by OCDistiller » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:01 pm

Just made this recipe but used a cup of light brown sugar and a half cup of dark brown sugar. Also did the extra step of caramelizing it. Just tasted it and it tastes like coffee-molasses liqueur. Yep, molasses flavor is really dominating. Should have gone with lighter sugar. It's so strong I think I may need to dump it and start again. CRAP!!

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Post by OCDistiller » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:05 pm

Or maybe I should just make a half batch with all white sugar, go with the instant coffee and double that amount, and then add it to my current batch. Maybe that will bring up flavor of the coffee and bury that heavy molasses flavor a bit. I'd just hate to wait a few months and then find that it doesn't taste right.

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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by blind drunk » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:26 pm

Can't you just add more instant to the batch you gots? Also, give it a week and see what happens. You never know.
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by OCDistiller » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:59 am

Good point. That's one of the hardest things about this new hobby of mine - learning to just leave something alone and not mess with it for a while.

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Post by Tater » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:02 am

Got some now that's been aging since spring of last year.Gonna try for 3 years before breaking into long as my sipping supply holds out.
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by OCDistiller » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:33 pm

srbutler75 wrote:Just made this recipe but used a cup of light brown sugar and a half cup of dark brown sugar. Also did the extra step of caramelizing it. Just tasted it and it tastes like coffee-molasses liqueur. Yep, molasses flavor is really dominating. Should have gone with lighter sugar. It's so strong I think I may need to dump it and start again. CRAP!!
Hey guys - I wrote this a week or so ago - well, that heavy molasses flavor totally settled out. It tastes great now. In fact, wouldn't change a thing. I went with the light brown and dark brown sugar, glad I caramelized it.

Thanks for the recipe!

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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by Scrap dogg » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:30 am

Trying this now, but using espresso instead of coffe. You ever make 6 cups of espresso? Yeah, time consuming.....
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Post by Scrap dogg » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:09 pm

Ok, got a few fifths made up. First impressions aren't great. Seem very...... Not right. We'll see in a few months. I kept out about a liter in a small bottle with a cap for a tester.
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by Scrap dogg » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:37 am

After only two days, this already smells/tastes ten times better, I imagine this is going to be a quality product in a few months.
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by hillbillyrogue » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:25 pm

I am currently trying this recipe by cold pressing the coffee. I am also a home brewer and have always gotten better results from a cold press. I am using the same quantities of coffee, water, sugars, etc. Just cold pressing over a 12 hour period instead of making hot coffee. I will let you know how it turns out in 6 months.

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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by Michaeln416 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:36 am

I'm making this recipe right now hoping that the flavors will have blended sufficiently to enjoy by Christmas.

In this batch I used 12 double-shots of espresso combined with 2 cups of sugar (50:50 white & turbinado) and two tablespoons of honey making up exactly one liter in volume.

I combined the above with one liter of 50% ABV neutral that had been steeping overnight with two whole vanilla beans inside. Doing this ahead of time with the higher ABV sped up the flavor extraction prior to blending it with the coffee mixture.

I'm obviously left with a liqueur at 25% ABV. Has anyone tried this with a stronger neutral to get an even higher final ABV?
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by Tater » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:53 pm

Tater wrote:Got some now that's been aging since spring of last year.Gonna try for 3 years before breaking into long as my sipping supply holds out.
still haven't touched it . be 3 years in a few months. Thinking on going another 3 before opening :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by T-Pee » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:47 pm

What kind of person can resist temptation like that? :wtf:

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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by Michaeln416 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:51 am

Michaeln416 wrote:In this batch I used 12 double-shots of espresso combined with 2 cups of sugar (50:50 white & turbinado) and two tablespoons of honey making up exactly one liter in volume.
Reporting back. The espresso made the final drink a bit too bitter for most of my guests (they weren't espresso drinkers to begin with). I'll try it again using less espresso and perhaps a bit more sugar and/or honey (I had cut back a bit thinking that the original recipe might be too sweet).

I used some of this batch to make an outstanding Tiramisu dessert for a dinner party and everyone raved about it. Going to make it again for next weekend.
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by Axdelmar » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:00 am

It appears Tater is not really a person, but an AUTOBOT...no one could resist something this good.
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by bearriver » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:02 am

I'm sure he has other things to drink :wink:

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Post by Tater » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:44 pm

Axdelmar wrote:It appears Tater is not really a person, but an AUTOBOT...no one could resist something this good.
Its easy. Still have some of the batch from before this one. :thumbup:
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by Axdelmar » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:19 am

:lol:


He's ALIVE!!!!!
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by Swedish Pride » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:36 pm

Just did this based on the first post
750ml Water
750ml 50% URRV
100ml pure sugarcane sugar( light brown)
200ml granulated sugar
1 vanilla pod
one Tsp of algarve nectar, there was no honey in the house.

Filled up two bottles and a bit more.
Made myself a Kaluha and Milk and was not impressed.
I know that it needs a bit of time, but thought it would be nice off the bat.

Will report back when I try again in a week, month or whenever it will be.
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Re: Taters Kahlua

Post by rumBum2 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:29 pm

Had my doubts on this recipe, haven't had any luck making any liqueurs. This was not the case is a total hit with the very few that i do share with. We drank it right after making with a nice splash of coconut milk... mmmm taste like more and more! :D thank you
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