Try Cathead Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur from Jackson, Mississippi, to boost the bold chicory flavor. If you can't find chicory coffee, use any strong brewed coffee to make this riff on a White Russian. Rim the cups in turbinado sugar before ladling in the punch.
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
12 cups hot strong brewed chicory coffee
6 cups half-and-half
2 cups vodka
1 cup chicory liqueur
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
How to Make It
Stir together brown sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat, and cool 10 minutes. Stir together coffee, next 4 ingredients, and 1/2 cup brown sugar syrup in a punch bowl. (Reserve remaining brown sugar syrup for another use.) Serve punch warm.