Monday, October 10, 2011
Kimball: I am at the liquor store. What kind of vodka do you want?
Shay: Uh, regular!
Kimball: There is no "regular". The wall is full of vodka; potato, wheat, all kinds of grains.
Shay: Uh, potato? I don't know!
That was mine and Kimball's conversation Saturday when I sent him to the state liquor store (Don't worry family. We have not started drinking). You see, I found a recipe to make my own vanilla extract. I had know idea real extract had alcohol in it (not your imitation stuff. Check your labels). Anyway, Kimball bought me wheat and potato vodka and I am using the wheat vodka now (I liked the bottle better). Three months from now it will be ready...
6 Vanilla Beans (They smell soooo good!)
750 mL Vodka
-Split vanilla beans in half lengthwise.
-Pour out few ounces of vodka from the bottle to make room for the vanilla beans.
-Place split vanilla beans in the bottle with vodka and secure lid.
-Store in cool, dark place, shake occasionally, for two or more months.
-When vanilla extract is ready, it will have a deep caramel color and smell delicious.
Recipe found here:
Vodka picture is some random picture from the internet
Posted by Shay at 1:17 PM