Looking for a unique DIY gift that combines the rich flavors of bourbon, coffee, and chocolate? Our Homemade Bourbon Baggers Coffee Chocolate Chip Liqueur is the perfect blend of these delicious elements. This recipe features the delightful Monkey Cult Bourbon Chocolate Chip Coffee, paired with our Bourbon Baggers, to create a gift that's not just thoughtful, but also incredibly flavorful.
- ½ cup Monkey Cult Bourbon Chocolate Chip Coffee grounds (fresh or already brewed)
- 2 Bourbon Baggers
- 1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups inexpensive bourbon (like Henry McKenna)
- 12 ounces boiling water
- 1.5 cups sugar
Step-by-Step Guide (video below):
Infuse the Bourbon: In a 1-quart mason jar, combine the coffee grounds and vanilla. Pour in the 3 cups of bourbon, seal the jar tightly, and give it a good shake. Store this in the refrigerator for a week, shaking the jar every time you remember (ideally when you open the fridge).
Create the Bourbon Bagger Syrup: After a week, it's time to make the Bourbon Bagger simple syrup. In a saucepan, combine 2 Bourbon Baggers with 12 ounces of water. Bring to a boil, then let it simmer until the water turns a golden color. Add the sugar, stirring until it dissolves completely.
Combine and Strain: Strain the coffee and vanilla bean mixture using a fine mesh strainer, coffee press, or paper filters to remove any grounds or beans. Transfer this strained mixture into a clean, empty bourbon bottle (label removed). Then, using a funnel, gradually add the Bourbon Bagger syrup to the bottle, 2 ounces at a time, tasting periodically until it reaches your desired sweetness level.
Bottle and Label: Once you've achieved the perfect balance, seal the bottle. You can personalize it with a DIY label, adding a special touch to this homemade gift.
Why This Gift Stands Out
This liqueur is not just a drink; it's an experience. The combination of Monkey Cult's unique coffee flavor with the depth of Bourbon Baggers creates a gift that's as enjoyable to make as it is to give. It's perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life, especially the unparalleled taste of a well-crafted bourbon.
Presentation and Serving Suggestions
- Labeling: Use the provided PDF (below) to create a custom label for your bottle. It adds a personal touch that's sure to be appreciated.
- Serving: This liqueur is best served over ice or used as a mixer in your favorite bourbon cocktails.
We'd love to see your creations! Share your version of the Homemade Bourbon Baggers Coffee Chocolate Chip Liqueur with us. And if you're looking to enhance your bourbon experience further, don't forget to check out our Bourbon Baggers for that extra depth and complexity in every sip.