2 cups water
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup instant coffee
1/2 chopped vanilla bean
1 1/2 cups vodka
caramel food coloring
Boil water and sugar until dissolved. Turn off heat. Slowly add dry instant coffee and continue stirring.
Add a chopped vanilla bean to the vodka, then combine the cooled sugar syrup and coffee solution with the vodka.
Cover tightly and shake vigorously each day for 3 weeks.
Strain and filter.
*Its also best to let the sugar mixture cool completely so the vodka won't evaporate when its added.