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Home-Made Vanilla Vodka/Extract (Vegan/Gluten Free)

Updated on March 8, 2015

What to do with that left over booze from past parties?

Vanilla is a widely beloved aroma and flavor that you can easily infuse into alcohol to enjoy as a drink or flavoring extract. It only takes three easy steps to make this multi-use Nectar of The Gods. Most people have at least one or two of the three ingredients on hand: vanilla beans, booze and a jar. Keep some at home for merriment and gift some to spread joy!

Gluten Free Options:

Bourbon: Makers Mark

RUM:

Bacardi 151, Bacardi 8, Bacardi Flavored Rums, Bacardi Gold, Bacardi Select, Bacardi Superior, Captain Morgan, Malibu

Vodka:

Smirnoff, Chopin, Teton Glacier, Monopolowa, Vikingford, Luksosowa, Blue Ice, Ciroc, Bombora

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT! - Follow The Pictorial Lesson:

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1.)  Split three vanilla beans with a knife or scissors.  Leave the top intact. No need to scrape out the seeds.2.)  Place the beans in a jar and cover with your alcohol of choice: The most popular Bases are Bourbon, Rum and Vodka.3.)  Place the lid on the jar, shake and let sit for two months.
1.)  Split three vanilla beans with a knife or scissors.  Leave the top intact. No need to scrape out the seeds.
1.) Split three vanilla beans with a knife or scissors. Leave the top intact. No need to scrape out the seeds.
2.)  Place the beans in a jar and cover with your alcohol of choice: The most popular Bases are Bourbon, Rum and Vodka.
2.) Place the beans in a jar and cover with your alcohol of choice: The most popular Bases are Bourbon, Rum and Vodka.
3.)  Place the lid on the jar, shake and let sit for two months.
3.) Place the lid on the jar, shake and let sit for two months.

Here's a video to get you started...

Bonus Tips: For Beverages or Baked Goods

Vanilla Bean Sugar, Stevia or Truvia (for the calorie conscious or diabetic)

1.) Nestle a whole vanilla bean into a jar with sugar or truvia, seal and let sit.

2.) Nestle a whole vanilla bean into a jar of vodka with liquid stevia: 4 drops stevia per cup vodka

3.) Mix ground vanilla bean into a jar of sugar, stevia or truvia, seal and let sit.


You can uplift anyone with a whiff of this sweet essence...... XO!

You can uplift anyone with a whiff of this sweet essence...... XO!
You can uplift anyone with a whiff of this sweet essence...... XO!

Have you ever gotten drunk off of vanilla extract? - .....Just kidding ;)

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      Etherealista 5 years ago

      @Angelina Gherna: Me either...I swear! ;)

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      Angelina 5 years ago from California

      not yet haha