Vanilla Extract

While vodka is commonly used for vanilla extract, try another spirit for a unique twist on this kitchen staple. Your baking friends will be delighted!

By / Photography By Amy Robb | December 05, 2015


Split the vanilla beans in half lengthwise. Place the beans in a jar and cover with alcohol. Allow to sit for 4 to 8 weeks. Once a week turn the bottle (don’t shake) in your hand a couple of times to mix the juices. You can remove the beans if you like or you can leave them in the jar.



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  • 4 to 6 vanilla beans
  • 8 ounces alcohol (vodka, brandy, rum or bourbon)
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