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.
- Serves: 25 persons
- 1 ¼cups vodka
- 1cup brandy
- 1cup water
- 2cups granulated sugar
- 1vanilla bean
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the water to a boil. Add the sugar, stirring constantly until dissolved and the syrup is clear.
Step 3Use 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.
Step 4To 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.
Step 5Bottle the vanilla liqueur and use in your favorite drinks.