"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
Boil and cool 4 cups sugar and 2 cups water. When cool, add 4 tablespoons instant coffee that has been dissolve in a small amount of water. When cool, place in a jug with 1 whole vanilla bean. Add fifth of non flavored vodka. Shake often.
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