2 cups hot water
4 cups light brown sugar
2 oz. instant coffee (3/4 cup brewed)
1 fifth vodka or brandy
1 vanilla bean
Heat water. Dissolve coffee, then add sugar and dissolve. Remove from heat, cool. Pour in 1/2 gal container. Add vanilla bean and vodka. Let stand for 30 days. Shake occasionally.
Makes great holiday gifts, divide into beautiful glass containers and share.