DIY Vanilla Bean Extract
- 6 Vanilla beans soft is essential, Grade B is the perfect level
- 6 oz Vodka or desired spirit
- Air tight sealable bottles
- In each clean and sterilized jar/bottle, add 1-2 vanilla beans, cut to fit bottle if necessary. Slice ½" from top of the beans, leaving the top portion still intact, running your blade down the bean to expose the vanilla goodness inside . Top up bottles with vodka, or bourbon or rum if desired. Seal jars and store in a cool area for at least 6 weeks, shaking bottle occasionally . When extract gets low, simply top up with more liquor, adding 1 fresh bean when you refill the jar of vodka.