Here is a recipe that comes together easily on the stove top and is ready to drink in about 3 hours rather than the recipes that call for letting the vodka and coffee flavored syrup rest for a month prior to serving!
1 quart of water
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons instant coffee
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups good quality Vodka
In a large saucepan bring water, sugar and instant coffee up to a boil over a medium high heat then simmer for 2 – 2 1/2 hours on low, stirring intermittently.
When mixture is a thick liquid put not quite a syrup take the mixture off heat and cool. When the mixture is cool add the vanilla and good quality vodka.
Yield: 3 16 oz. ball jars of Kahlua.