The BEST Homemade Bourbon Vanilla Extract Recipe #ASpicyPerspective #giftideas #ediblegifts
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Homemade Bourbon Vanilla Extract

Homemade Bourbon Vanilla Extract Recipe - A fun made-from-scratch holiday gift idea for your friends and family. Bourbon makes everything better!
Prep Time5 mins
Rest Time28 d
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 mini bottles
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 750 ml bourbon
  • 6 soft Madagascar vanilla beans


  • Pour the bourbon evenly into twelve 2-2.5 ounce bottles
  • Cut a long slit down the length of each vanilla bean, so they open exposing the seeds. Then cut each bean in half, to create twelve short pieces.
  • Place one vanilla bean segment in each bottle. Close the bottles tightly. Then shake vigorously.
  • Allow the bottle to sit at least 4 weeks, before gifting or using them. Every few days give them a vigorous shake.


To make one large bottle: Open a 750 ml bottle of bourbon. Slit the vanilla beans. Cut them in half. And stuff all the vanilla beans in the bottle. Shake and sit for 4 weeks.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg