This recipe for homemade coffee liqueur was developed by longtime Cafe Grumpy employee Kira Birney, who makes the drink each year around the holidays to share with friends and family. Owner Caroline Bell recommends drizzling the liqueur over vanilla ice cream or using in a White Russian. Time will temper the intense sweetness, so be sure to allow to sit for a month or more.
Recipe reprinted with permission from Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook (C) 2011 by Edible Brooklyn, Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. The Edible Brooklyn cookbook is available for free with a subscription to the Edible magazine.