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The Rum University Laboratory: Making Your Own Coffee & Orange Chocolate Rum Liqueur
The Rum University offers a recipe to make your own Coffee & Orange Chocolate Rum Liqueur in the 2015 April issue of "Got Rum?" magazine.
Making Your Own Coffee & Orange Chocolate Rum Liqueur
Few ingredients have the alluring and enticing power of coffee, oranges and chocolate. Putting them together in the form of a liqueur produces something simply sublime. Here is an easy recipe for you to experiment. Try using different types and proportions of coffee and chocolate until you are satisfied that you’ve reached perfection!
• 1 1/2 cups of Strong Coffee. Start by combining water with 6 tablespoonfulls of ground coffee in a French press, then filter.
• 1 cup Water
• 3 cups Granulated Sugar
• 1/3 cup Chocolate Syrup
• 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
• 3 Tbsp Orange Essense or 1/2 cup of Orange Liqueur
• 1 1/2 cups White Rum, medium or heavy-bodied, at 40% ABV
Combine the sugar and the water in a thick pan and bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly to prevent burning or caramelization of the sugar.
Once all the sugar has been dissolved, turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down. Transfer the syrup into a large glass jar (1 gallon or larger). Add the remaining ingredients and stir until they are all thoroughly combined.
Store the container in a cool, dark place and let it sit there for 2 to 4 weeks. Rack or filter if you want to remove sediments.