Caramelize 3/4 cup sugar in a heavy pot.
Gradually stir in the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Cool and strain through cheesecloth.
Makes about 1 1/4 cups. Stores indefinitely in the refrigerator.
The owner of this pot de creme cup describes it as being from the Napoleon III era from the Sevres factory in France