Another spirit lifter from Marie Jan-Paul... LOL!! This is how they must keep warm in Canada, eh? LOL!!
OLD JAMAICAN COFFEE LIQUEUR
2 1/2 C water
1/4 cup instant coffee
2 C sugar (white)
1 vanilla bean, split
1 5th light rum
1 1/2 tsp glycerine (not sure why??)
Note: A freshly opened jar of coffee will give best results.
Heat water in a medium saucepan. When hot, stir in coffee until dissolved.
Add sugar and vanilla bean, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool to lukewarm.
When cool, add rum. stir well. Pour into aging container, cover tightly and allow the liqueur to age 3 weeks in a cool dark place. Strain & drain (I mean drink.. LOL!)
Note: For authenticity, use Jamaican light rum and a premium quality instant coffee.
Yields approximately 1 1/2 quarts...
Don't know about the glycerine... Perhaps if you were using vanilla extract, you would use the 1 1/2 tsp. (Personally I'd leave the glycerine out)