Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Vanilla infused vodka makes a yummy blissfully smelling elixir. The vanilla beans look so sultry resting inside a bottle of vodka. Vanilla is the fruit of an orchid that blossoms only a few hours each year. That makes them labor intensive to hand harvest and costly. A friend of mine ordered some Tahitian Vanilla Beans here. They should be moist and the color of espresso. We added 7 Split Beans to 750 ML.

Pour a cup of vodka over 2 vanilla beans split length wise in a clean glass jar and you have yourself some homemade vanilla extract. Shake occasionally and store in a cool dark place. In a couple of months it's ready to use. When it's running low, just add more vodka.

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