Homemade Tia Maria
I have no idea why it began but late in the 1970’s liqueurs became available in northern Canada; homemade versions were created and shared extensively through friends and neighbours. This Tia Maria recipe is one of those tried and true recipes everyone loved. Give it a try, it is easy to make, tastes very good and will save you some money.
The original recipe makes three 26 oz bottles using an entire bottle of brandy. I have reduced the size of the recipe so you can try it before making such a large recipe of it. The full sized recipe is further down the post.
Homemade Tia Maria Recipe – 26 oz bottle
1 1/2 cups brandy
3 tbsp Yuban Instant Coffee
1/3 vanilla bean
1 1/3 cup water
1 1/3 cup sugar
Boil 1.5 cups of water. Add instant coffee to 1/3 cup of the water, set aside to cool.
Add 1 1/3 cups of sugar to 1 1/3 cups of the boiling water. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
Cut off a third of a vanilla bean place in the bottom of a bottle. Mix all the ingredients together and pour into the bottle. Store at least six weeks before using.
You can print out the simple paper labels for Tia Maria if you like.
Homemade Tia Maria Recipe – Three 26 oz bottles
1 – 26 oz bottle of brandy
2 oz Yuban instant coffee
1 vanilla bean
4 cups boiling water
4 cups sugar
Boil 4 cups of water. Add instant coffee to one cup of the water, set aside to cool.
Add four cups of sugar to three cups of the boiling water. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
Cut the vanilla bean into thirds and place in the bottom of each bottle. Mix all the ingredients together and pour into the three bottles.
Keep for at least six weeks before using.
Drinks for Tia Maria
This is how we use the Tia Maria
Pour 2 oz of Tia Maria into a glass, add two ice cubes and fill with milk.
Tia and Coffee
Place 2 oz of Tia Maria in a mug and fill with coffee.
Three Kinds of Homemade Liqueur
It’s always nice to have liqueurs around for the winter months. They are often expensive to buy, but these homemade versions are not.
I have made three homemade liqueur recipes for this year. I think you will enjoy them.
Think all things warm.