I don’t know if she ever made this recipe or not (I was too young to consume it if she did, anyway). I thought it should be added to this entry simply because of the fact that I found about ten hand-written copies of it stuck in the binder.
4 cups sugar
3 cups water
3/4 cup instant coffee
1 quart 100 proof vodka
2 tbsp. Hershey’s chocolate syrup
2 tsp. vanilla
Combine sugar and water in a large pot, bring to a boil, simmer 10 minutes. Put instant coffee in a small saucepan and add just enough boiling water to dissolve the coffee. Add dissolved coffee to sugar and water mixture, stir. Add chocolate syrup. Let cool. Add vodka and vanilla. Good instantly (heh, heaven forbid we should have to wait for the booze!), no fermenting necessary. Makes 2 1/2 quarts.