Homemade Vanilla ExtractPhillip
1 jar (750mL) Vodka (40% alc/vol)
8-10 Vanilla Beans
Slice open the beans long ways and scrape the seeds out. Place the seeds and sliced beans into the vodka. Set aside and let the beans extract for 9-12 months, giving the jar a good shake once a week. For a quicker batch, use 2 cups Vodka with 8 beans. Let soak for 8-12 weeks, shaking once a week.