Homemade Vanilla Extract Using Bourbon

by Lynn

This homemade Vanilla extract is made just like the version using Vodka; only we will be using Bourbon this time.

Homemade Vanilla

This version packs a bigger punch, in my opinion, and I use it for special recipes. I also keep a smaller batch of this, so I have adjusted the recipe accordingly to simplify it.

My method:

5 Madagascar Vanilla beans, 1 cup of  Bourbon, and a glass jar or vessel with a lid.

Homemade Vanilla Extract Instructions

Use 5 beans for every 8 ounces of Bourbon.

Slice the beans open and then cut them in half to be fully submerged in the alcohol. If your jar/bottle is tall enough, you won’t have to cut the beans in half after slicing.

Add to jar.

Add Bourbon, leaving just a little headspace at the top.

Tighten or close the lid.

Shake!

Store in a dark place for six months to a year (the longer, the better), shaking from time to time.

Once you start using the extract, keep the jar topped off with Bourbon.

Until next time…

Homemade Vanilla

Homemade Vanilla Extract Using Bourbon

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 6 months
Total Time: 6 months 10 minutes

Easy Homemade Vanilla Extract

Ingredients

  • 5 Madagascar Vanilla Beans
  • 1 cup of Bourbon
  • Vessel with lid

Instructions

Slice the Vanilla beans open and then cut them in half to be fully submerged in the alcohol.

If your jar/bottle is tall enough, you won't have to cut the Vanilla beans in half after slicing.

Add to jar.

Add Bourbon, covering the beans leaving just a little headspace at the top.

Tighten or close the lid.

Shake!

Store in a dark place for six months to a year (the longer, the better), shaking from time to time.

Once you start using the Vanilla, keep the jar topped off with Bourbon.

Store in a cool dark place and out of direct sunlight for regular use.

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