Audrey's Homemade Kahlua
I begged this recipie from the proprietor of Audrey's Coffee and Pastries on the island of Taveuni in Fiji. Audrey is a lovely older lady who serves up coffee & tea, cakes and pastries on the front porch of her home which looks out over a scenic reef on the north end of the island. Whatever you order, it is served with a little glass of her treasured homemade Kahlua.
12 Cups water
7 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups instant coffee granules
Mix the above in a pot and simmer for 2 hours. Cool and add:
6 1/2 cups dark rum
6 1/2 cups vodka
10 Tbsp. vanilla extract
Mix and store in bottles for at least 1 month before serving. Makes 6 liters, which will probably last you a long long time unless, like Audrey, you give it away to everyone who comes to visit you.