Kahluaa Coffee Liqueur

Ingredients
4 c. sugar
1 fifth 100 proof vodka
3/4 c. instant coffee
1 vanilla bean
Preparation:
Heat 3 cups water to boiling. Add 4 cups sugar. Let dissolve and cool. Meanwhile dissolve 3/4 cup coffee into 1 cup boiling water. When all cooled, place in gallon jug. Add the vodka and vanilla bean (cut diagonally). Let set 2 weeks minimum. Stir occasionally.