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Espresso Cherry Liqueur in five minutes

I was thinking of making a coffee liqueur with the Espresso Natalia gave me and I google searched to see how it is made.  I have made liqueurs in the past so I knew the procedure but still I wanted to see if there was something more to do.  I found this recipe and since I had a lot of brandies in my bar, I liked the idea of making it with brandy.  I  also had dark rum so I used some of that as well.

The same day I was planning to make the liqueur, I was already preparing another cake recipe in which I was using some of the cherries I had made and then the idea popped into my mind…

The recipe is included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!

I have already thought of a few ideas of using it, if it lasts until then, because we love it.

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18 Responses

  1. I did not know it was so easy to make a liqueur! Plus I thought the liqueur had to sit for weeks before it could be consumed!

    • Most of the liqueurs which have whole fruit or peels inside must stay for some weeks for the flavour to come out. The same would apply if I used coffee beans for making the liqueur.

  2. cheers ,ivy!metaxa is the prefered brandy of my husband…i think your creation will be mine!

  3. A lovely drink!

    Cheers and have a great week,


  4. Ivy, that's awesome! I didn't know we could make liqueur at home!

  5. This sounds marvellous Ivy. I love your decanter – simply beautiful.

  6. Been away but I see I miss some great posts Ivy!
    Coffee and cherries very nice combo … I donnot drin anymore but I can imagine how nice they pair up in a liquor … I like Angie did not know making liquors was so easy either! This seems like lovely gifts for Christmas to give or share at gatherings!

  7. Very nice for a Kerasma after dinner but I hope you didn't (PLEASE) use the 7-star Metaxa!

    • (lol) No I used the 5 Star Metaxa Brandy.

  8. Looks very elegant Ivy! Yum…great for the holidays and to serve visitors.

  9. Wow, I really like this!!

  10. Don't mind having a shot or two. Never thought of making this at home!

  11. I have made my very own version of coffee cherry brandy and it worked so well. I even used it in one of my cakes!! Thanks for sharing !

    • Ivy

      Glad it worked for you 🙂

  12. john

    Cheers, It’s a lovely drink for weekend. I love this. 🙂

  13. Claire

    A liqueur in five minutes!? That’s awesome! I used to think that liqueurs need more time to prepare, I never knew it can be done so quickly. Thanks for this idea. Now, we can have a drink anytime we want it! 😉

  14. johnmbonin

    Wow!!! this sounds so interesting. Must try!

    Homemade Wild Cherry Liqueur is a nice combo !! We serve it at special times throughout the year with our family and friends.

  15. Thomas

    Wow, I really love this, Ivy 🙂