Sometimes it's fun to put booze in your AeroPress. Here's one recipe that we came up with to make a yummy vodka coffee extract. If coffee's a grown up drink might as well go all the way, right?! Coffee extract is super easy to make and it comes in handy for cocktails, baking and (if you're brave) morning shots. :)
Here's how to get some of that extract magic:
Step 2: Measure your ingredients. We used 1 part coffee for 7 parts vodka and it worked great. So in this case: 1 rounded AeroPress scoop of drip grind (20 grams) and 1 cup of vodka (140 grams).
Ready? Now your kitchen counter should look like this, without the apples:
Close up of the grind (see our grind guide for more info):
Step 3: Add the coffee to a glass or pitcher and pour the vodka over the top. Stir.
Step 4: Wait 10 minutes. We find this makes a nice balanced extract. It complements the vodka without overpowering it. If you want something extra strong you might try 15 minutes, but you'll pull more bitter flavors out of the coffee that way.
Now your counter looks like this:
Step 5: Attach the S Filter and lid to the bottom of the AeroPress and stick that in the funnel (carefully). Once the 10 minutes are up pour the mixture slowly through the AeroPress and funnel into the bottle (don't let it tip over).
When you're done pouring you'll have a little liquid left in the AeroPress that will be draining slowly. Let it. With a cup of vodka we found that it took about 3 minutes to filter and drain the extract.
Here's the pour:
When you're done, your vodka coffee extract should look like this:
If you hold it up to the light, you'll see how the S Filter's fine mesh has filtered out just about all the coffee grinds in the vodka:
That's it! We got a beautiful, evenly brewed coffee extract with a hint of sweetness from the Tito's. Maybe we'll try some coffee cocktails next time. :)
Once again, here are the ingredients we used:
- 1 cup (140 g) Tito's Handmade Vodka (vodka will be 98% of your extract, so don't skimp)
- 1 rounded scoop (20 g) Kuma Coffee Guatemala Finca Retana (nice sweet coffee roasted on the lighter side)
And here's the equipment:
- A small bottle for the extract (with a cap or stopper)
- A funnel that fits the bottle and also the mouth of the AeroPress
- 1 AeroPress and 1 S Filter (also available on Amazon)
- A glass or pitcher
- 1 spoon
Let us know how yours turned out! Write [email protected] with any questions about this recipe...