Vanilla Liqueur Recipe

Vanilla Liqueur Recipe

Flavored with a real vanilla bean, a homemade vanilla liqueur is easy to make. Discover this lusciously sweet recipe and fascinating variations.
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  • Serves: 25 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the water to a boil. Add the sugar, stirring constantly until dissolved and the syrup is clear.
  3. Step 3

    Use a paring knife to carefully split the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Reduce the heat to low, add the vanilla bean, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the syrup steep for 8 hours before removing the vanilla bean.
  4. Step 4

    To make the liqueur, combine the vodka and brandy in a 1-quart jar. Add 1/2 cup of the vanilla syrup, shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds to combine, and taste. Add a little more syrup at a time until it reaches your desired flavor.
  5. Step 5

    Bottle the vanilla liqueur and use in your favorite drinks.