OK, OK, these coffee posts are leading up to something, I promise but first let’s get this out of the way! This is something like Kahlua and would make a great White Russian. I’d say it’s a tad richer from the espresso base and considerably cheaper.
2 cups espresso syrup (My recipe is here)
2 1/2 cups vodka
1 vanilla bean, insides scraped out
Place vanilla bean guts into the vodka and shake or whisk to combine. Add the syrup and shake well. Keeps a really long time if you don’t drink it.
Drink. Or do the thing I’m going to do next. You’ll just have to wait.