Recipe: DIY Coffee Liqueur

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Looking to amp up your liquor cabinet but can’t get to the store? Coffee liqueur is a staple that enhances cocktails with rich, deep notes of coffee and vanilla. Try it in a classic like this Vegan White Russian or simply sip it solo and enjoy your caffeinated creation. All you need is some Stanley gear and a few ingredients to get started. This infusion is so fast and easy to make yourself, you may never go store bought again. 



  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Cups Strong French Press Coffee
  • 2 Cups Vodka
  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla


  1. Brew your coffee. (Try it in the Classic French Press)
  2. In a sauce pan or pot, make a simple syrup by mixing the sugar and coffee. Slowly heat and stir until dissolved, be sure not to boil.
  3. Remove from heat and cool in refrigerator.
  4. Slowly stir in vodka and vanilla to the coffee and sugar mixture.
  5. Pour liqueur into air tight container.
  6. Store sealed liqueur in a cool place and let infuse for one week. 

Note: Homemade Coffee Liqueur will keep for three months in a sealed container.


The Stanley brand has a rich 100+ year history. Born from inventor William Stanley Jr. who forever changed the way hot drinks were consumed, in 1913 he fused vacuum insulation and the strength of steel in one portable bottle, inventing the all-steel vacuum bottle we know and love today.