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Delicious Mudslide Recipe for a Special Gift

Article by Jill Hathaway

Here is the best Mudslide recipe for gifting. This delicious cocktail tastes better than ever with homemade versions of coffee and Irish Crème liqueurs. Bottle up your gourmet Mudslide Mix for birthday presents for special friends, or just enjoy it at home.

The three ingredients in the classic version of this drink are:

• Coffee Liqueur • Irish Crème • Vodka

And simple directions:

• Fill a cocktail glass with ice.• Pour an ounce or so of each over the ice and stir.

Some folks leave out the vodka, and some folks add cream or milk. Our mudslide recipe simply combines the two liqueurs in a bottle of Mudslide Mix, and your friends can add vodka or milk as they please. Or maybe some chocolate or…

Remarkably simple when you have the mix ready to go. And simply remarkable when you use homemade ingredients.

You can buy Kahlua and Bailey’s, but for a heartful gift, buy some decent vodka and whiskey, and create these delicious liqueurs for your homemade Mudslide Mix. It really adds that special touch for your special friends.

For the “Kahlua” coffee liqueur start with:

• 3 cups boiling water and 4 cups white sugar• 1 cup boiling water and 2 ounces instant coffee• 1 quart vodka• 1-2 tablespoons vanilla extract to taste

Directions:

• Add sugar to the first 3 cups of water.• Boil for about 10 or 15 minutes until the sugar is dissolved completely.• Let it cool or you will evaporate your alcohol.• Dissolve the coffee separately in the fourth cup of boiling water. • Let it cool (or you know what).• Combine the mixtures with the vodka and vanilla.• Bottle it up and let it sit for a month to develop.

This recipe makes two quarts, good for mixing four quarts of Mudslide Mix.

When the flavors in your “Kahlua” have melded, it will be time to make the “Bailey’s” (the Irish Crème liqueur).

For your “Bailey’s” use:

• 1 3/4 cup Irish or Scotch whiskey (not bourbon)• 14 ounces Eagle sweetened condensed milk• 1 cup heavy cream • 1 tablespoon instant coffee • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract• ½ teaspoons almond extract

Directions:

• Mix everything in the blender for a minute until smooth.• You can add more whiskey or chocolate to taste.

You’ll have to make two batches to get four bottles of Mudslide Mix. But it’s quick and easy.

Now make up your Mudslide Mix for presents. (Keep one for yourself.)

Mix equal parts of the two liqueurs, and voila, you are ready to make a nice label and tie on a ribbon or two! You can customize your recipe for chocolate lovers by adding chocolate syrup.

Tell your friends to shake gently and pour over ice, or add vodka for an extra kick. Or add some cream or milk for a more dessert-like occasion. They can pour chocolate syrup in the glass in a nice swirl before pouring and top with a strawberry when in season.

Cheers! Enjoy this special-occasion Mudslide Recipe

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