Last year I made 2 bottles of homemade vanilla extract, and judging from the responses I received (and judging by the fact that my friend asked me for some more for Hanukkah…), I think it went over well!
They say it needs about 8 weeks to “marinate”, but the longer the beans can be in the alcohol, the better it will be. So, if you want to make this for Christmas gifts this year, post haste!
- 1+ bottles of vodka or bourbon
- Vanilla beans
- Cutesy bottles or labels if you so choose