When I think that 100ml of quality vanilla extract is anywhere from $9-12 - that is $90 - $120 a litre. YIKES.
So I've made 3 litres of vanilla extract:
$15 vanilla beans
$12 bottles (I'm guestimating, I've had them for ages and re-use them)
$99 for 3 litres. Beautiful. I also plan on dispensing some of these into little bottles to give to family and friends over Christmas. Cheap homemade pressie - and USEFUL! If I give just over half of my stash away and give away 200ml bottles of vanilla extract (x8) that makes them even with $1.50 bottles and printing of labels of around $5 each.
If you want to make these for Christmas - get onto it this week - it's best if it steeps for 6 months or so, though 5 months should be fine to decant it.
All you need to do is:
Clean and dry your airtight bottle.
Fill up with vodka.
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