Serves/Makes:2 quarts approx.
- 4 cups (950 ml) water
- 3-3/4 cups (875 ml) sugar
- 3/4 cup (175 ml) instant coffee
- 1 fifth of cheap vodka
- 1 vanilla bean
- Bring water to a boil, add sugar and boil for 5 minutes.
- Stir in instant coffee, 1 spoonful at a time.
- Bring back to a boil.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool for several minutes. Stir in the vodka.
- Split the vanilla bean and put in a 1/2 gallon (1.9 ltr) jug.
- Pour in your mixture and let stand for 2 weeks.