Coarsely chop the nuts (in the food processor), place in a large preserving jar and cover with the vodka and brandy. Add the vanilla. Leave to stand for 6 weeks (yes, really!). Then strain through a sieve and then again through a coffee filter. Leave to stand for another two days, in order for the last residue to sink and then strain again through a coffee filter. Heat the water with the sugars and briefly boil until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the sugar syrup on the nut drink in a bottle. Leave to cool until used.
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