Vanilla Liqueur I
Author: Chief Mixologist
Vanilla liqueur is both incredibly flavorful and aromatic. One could just as easily drink it or dab it behind the ears as a perfume. The sweet vanilla flavor makes this idea for addition to many dessert recipes and surprisingly to Lobster Bisque, where it adds both a kick and a great taste sensation.
  • 3 Cups water
  • 1 1/2 Cups brown sugar - (packed)
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean - (8") split lengthwise
  • or 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract)
  • 1 Quart light rum
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla bean. Bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes, stirring until sugars dissolve. Let cool.
  2. Pour into 2-quart jar with a tight-fitting lid. Stir in rum; cover. Let stand at least 2 weeks at room temperature before serving.
  3. Serve as a liqueur, over ice cream or pudding, or as a flavoring for milk drinks.
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