Choose good quality vanilla beans as it will help you get the best vanilla extract.
Cut each vanilla bean lengthwise and with the help of a butter knife, scrape the seeds out each of the beans.
Transfer the vanilla bean paste into the 750 ml vodka bottle.
Now, cut the vanilla beans into small pieces to fit into the bottle.
Wipe the bottle top clean and close the cap.
Store in a cool, dark place for the 3-6 months.
You can shake it every few weeks. By 3 months, the vanilla extract should be ready to use. If you can keep it for 6 months, the vanilla flavor will be fully extracted from the vanilla beans. You can leave the beans in for up to a year.
When you are ready to use the extract, make sure you filter it using a cheesecloth into a clean, sanitized 750 ml glass bottle.
The vanilla extract is now ready to be used! It can be used in puddings, cakes, baked dishes, and even in your coffee.
You can substitute the vodka for rum, gin, or brandy. It works best when the solution has 35-40 percent alcohol. Also, you can use the leftover vanilla beans to make vanilla sugar.