I start with 4 cups coffee (recipe says Yuban, which I used but I shopped for price) in a kettle with 1 1/2 quarts plus 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 25 minutes. Let cool and strain. I strain mine twice so I don't get a lot of fine coffee grounds. I strained through a double layer of cheesecloth. Once strained, add 3 quarts water with 7 cups sugar and bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Completely cool. Then add 2 ounces pure vanilla, 250 ml vodka and a fifth Everclear or Clear Spring. ( I used Clear Spring).
add vodka, vanilla and Clear Spring
add all of it
then pour into bottles. Save those bottles. You can use at least one from this batch (Clear Spring)
I ended up with 6 fifths plus a little in another bottle. Hopefully I'll get my bottles back. It took a while to accummulate these.
Store the bottle in a dark, cool spot for about 3 weeks. Just in time for gifting.