The best homemade Kahlua-1 12-cup pot very strong coffee (chocolate flavored is best)  2 lbs. light brown sugar  4-6 tablespoons vanilla extract  1 bottle 190 proof Clear Springs or Everclear  Bring coffee to a boil in dutch oven or large pot. Gradually add 2 lbs. light brown sugar and return to boil stirring constantly. Let cool until room temperature. (I add up to 1 cup of ice to cool faster and place pot in sink of cold water).  When completely cool, add the vanilla and 190 (I prefer the…

The best homemade Kahlua-1 12-cup pot very strong coffee (chocolate flavored is best) 2 lbs. light brown sugar 4-6 tablespoons vanilla extract 1 bottle 190 proof Clear Springs or Everclear Bring coffee to a boil in dutch oven or large pot. Gradually add 2 lbs. light brown sugar and return to boil stirring constantly. Let cool until room temperature. (I add up to 1 cup of ice to cool faster and place pot in sink of cold water). When completely cool, add the vanilla and 190 (I prefer the…

Rum Jumbie Liqueur.   Oh my, this is getting to look like a tequila bottle PD.

Rum Jumbie Liqueur. Oh my, this is getting to look like a tequila bottle PD.

Amarula is a cream liqueur made with cream and the fruit of the African Marula tree.  Yum!  $19 CDN 1 litre.  Available at West Coast Duty Free.

Amarula is a cream liqueur made with cream and the fruit of the African Marula tree. Yum! $19 CDN 1 litre. Available at West Coast Duty Free.

Of all the bottles in our small yet mighty 9-Bottle Bar, the inclusion of maraschino liqueur was perhaps the biggest stretch for some of you. It seems so specialized, a little exotic. But if this group of bottles is designed to give you a maximum amount of beautiful cocktails, then maraschino is an important dimension. Read on and see for yourself!

Of all the bottles in our small yet mighty 9-Bottle Bar, the inclusion of maraschino liqueur was perhaps the biggest stretch for some of you. It seems so specialized, a little exotic. But if this group of bottles is designed to give you a maximum amount of beautiful cocktails, then maraschino is an important dimension. Read on and see for yourself!

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