From the Kitchen of Michael Murphy


4 cups sugar

3 cups of very strong fresh coffee

(2 ounces high grade, freeze dried coffee and 3 cups hot water may be substituted for fresh coffee)

1 fifth of Vodka

1 vanilla beans

3 bottles


Dissolve sugar into hot coffee


Add Vodka

Put vanilla bean into each bottle

Pour 1/3 liquid into each bottle. Cover bottles

Allow to stand for 4 weeks, remove vanilla bean and re-bottle if desired.