If you are like me and need a stiff drink to face 2013 (let alone the three years after that), you can't go wrong with some homemade coffee liquer. Here is an old recipe I have been using for years:
4 cups water
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup instant coffee granules
4 cups vodka
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1. Heat the water to boiling in heavy medium saucepan.
5. Add voldka, vanilla and vanilla extract..