There are many people/places on the internet that are showing you how to make your own vanilla extract to give as gifts for the holidays. The basic ingredients are vanilla beans and vodka. I wanted to 'jazz' this project up a bit to make it all my own.
***Just as a little side note: I also tried to do this with orange flavored vodka but wasn't thrilled with the results. For whatever reason, the vodka wouldn't soak up as much flavor from the vanilla bean so I just totally canned that one.
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