Place 1 cup of vodka in a pint canning jar.*
Slice 5 vanilla beans down the center of each, and then cut each bean in half.
Place vanilla beans into the vodka filled canning jar.
Place lid/rim on and store in a cool, dark location for 3-6 months.
Shake the jar once a day.
Strain, and store in amber glass bottles.
It makes a wonderful gift for Christmas, so start early, and have it ready in time. I purchased amber bottles, created my own label, and it was very much appreciated. Include recipes, or the recipe to make it when gifting.
*use any glass jar that will hold 1 cup of liquid and still leave room for shaking the jar.