"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
4c. sugar 4c. water 1 2oz jar instant coffee 1 (100 proof) fifth of bourbon or vodka 1 split vanilla bean or 2 T vanilla
Put sugar and water in large pot and cook over medium heat until sugar melts. Add coffee and bring to a boil. Stir until coffee dissolves and remove from heat. When this is completely cooled, add liquor and vanilla. Pour into dark bottles and let ssit for 2 weeks.
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