Vanilla Liqueur
Author: Chief Mixologist
The best vanilla comes from Madagascar or Tahiti, producing outstanding vanilla liqueur well suited to mixed drinks and great cooking.
  • 1 Cup water boiling, distilled
  • 1 1/2 Cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon glycerin
  • 3 Tablespoons homemade vanilla extract
  • 3 Cups vodka 80 to 100 proof
  1. Combine the water and sugars together in a saucepan and stir until dissolved. Heat for 5 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly, just until the mixture begins to steam (do not bring to a boil).
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool. Stir in the glycerin, vanilla, and vodka.
  3. Using a funnel, divide the liqueur between two 20-ounce decanters.
  4. Let age for at least 5 days
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