Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vanilla Beans and Tito's Vodka

Finally! My vanilla beans arrived, and the husband brought home a small bottle of vodka, so my vanilla making can commence.
I chose a lovely bottle of my favorite vodka, the locally distilled Tito's, for the base. Vanilla beans from Mexico will infuse their rich, slightly smokey flavor over the next 2 to 6 months. 

Apparently, all I have to do is shake it occasionally (and be patient) and after awhile, I'll have some fantastic homemade vanilla.

I'll keep you posted, with pictures monthly and a review of the final product once I deem it recipe-worthy.


Anonymous said...

Homemade vanilla is awesome! You'll never go back to regular vanilla - I promise. I wouldn't have except I didn't want to move a vodka bottle's worth of extract.

Regina said...

Wow, homemade vanilla?! A. awesome. B. where do you get these ideas?