Today I started a quart batch of coffee liqueur. This was inspired the other evening during cocktail hour, when I breezed through my bartender books and flash cards for a little inspiration. I saw a drink that called for coffee brandy. I thought to myself … I have coffee … I have brandy. So today I ground beans enough for about a six-cup pot, placed them in the jar and covered them with love and brandy.
I'll let this sit and macerate for 6-8 weeks before adjusting for flavor or adding the sugar. That's my standard process for liqueurs and cordials. All I can say right now is that after just a few short hours it looks gorgeous and smells pretty darn good. I am confident that it will just get better as it works its magic over the coming weeks.
That's what I made today. Peace.