My family is having a reunion this summer, and my sister Anita gave us an assignment: to think of a food associated with a pleasant childhood memory. We will share that food (or its recipe) at the reunion.
I remember my dad making Kahlúa. I don’t know what recipe he used, but I believe it used vanilla beans because it had to age for several weeks before he drank it. I don’t recall tasting the Kahlúa, but I remember my dad sampling it before it was fully aged. He wanted to see how it was progressing.
I’ve done some research and learned that Kahlúa is a brand name. It’s a type of coffee liqueur, made from coffee, sugar, vanilla and rum. Other coffee liqueurs might use vodka or brandy. Jessa, Chris and I made a coffee liqueur similar to Kahlúa.
This seemed like a fun project, so we filmed it:
Here is the recipe we followed: