Note: If you frequently use extract, consider buying
- 2 vanilla beans
- 4 ounces good-quality vodka
Allow to steep at least 2 weeks or up to several years. If infused for only 2 to 3 weeks, vanilla vodka can be used in cocktails (such as Vanilla-Mint Cordials). The longer it sits, the more concentrated the vanilla flavor becomes. To remove seeds for cooking use at any point, take beans out of jar, cut off one end, and pour out seeds; return empty pod to jar to continue steeping.