Yield: 8 oz
Slice into the vanilla beans so they are better able to infuse with the alcohol.
Place the cut beans into a clean, airtight container that is at least 8oz in size, such as a mason jar.
Cover the beans with 8 oz of 80 proof vodka.
Screw on the lid and shake well.
Store in a cool dark place.
Periodically shake the jar in the first few weeks.
The extract can be used in as early as 2 months, but is best after 6-12 months.
The extract is ready when the liquid is a deep brown color and is fragrant.