On Line Cookbook

Antigua Liquor

Recipe Information
Mary Whelan

  • 2 oz (56 grm) instant Antiqua coffee
  • 4 cups (950 ml) sugar
  • 2 cups (475 ml) water
  • 1 fifth bourbon
  • 1 whole vanilla bean
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Add sugar and coffee, and stir until dissolved.
  • Let mixture cool.
  • Add bourbon.
  • Pour into two or more bottles.
  • Cut vanilla bean into equal portions, one per bottle.
  • Split bean portions lengthwise, and place one in each bottle.
  • Cover tightly.
  • Wait patiently for at least six weeks, then enjoy.
My grandmother gave us this recipe. We had a bottle that she made, but it's gone for years. Maybe it's time to try it again. It was great in coffee or drizzled over vanilla ice cream.