This recipe is for each 12.5-ounce bottle you want to make. For smaller bottles, use a few less beans and as much alcohol that fits in the bottle.
Author: Carla Cardello (www.chocolatemoosey.com)
Serves: One 12.5-ounce bottle
12.5 ounce glass bottle
8 whole vanilla beans
1 1/2 cups vodka (preferably 70 proof/35% alcohol), bourbon, brandy, or rum
Slice each bean once lengthwise, open it up a little bit, and place in bottle. If you're using a smaller bottle, cut them into smaller pieces to fit inside.
Pour alcohol of choice into the bottle, completely submerging the beans. Seal the bottle then shake a few times.
Store it at room temperature out of sunlight for 6-8 weeks (the longer, the better). If giving as a gift beforehand, write a "Ready To Use" date on a homemade label.