Add the sugar to the espresso. After cooling, add the vanilla bean and vodka. Transfer to a dark glass bottle. After 2-4 weeks strain, remove the vanilla bean and transfer to a new bottle.
You may substitute half a cup of vodka with brandy to obtain a slightly different flavor.
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-- Christopher Walken, as Bruce Dicknson on SNL
This page was last modified on 2011 December 20.