In just 10 minutes, you can get a head-start on a fancy homemade food gift with this vanilla liqueur recipe. Allow the Vanilla Bean Liqueur to infuse for a month, then package in decorative bottles before distributing.
In a 1-quart screw-top jar, combine vodka, sugar, and the split vanilla beans. Cover tightly and shake until sugar dissolves.
Store mixture in a cool, dark place for 1 month. Remove vanilla beans.
Transfer to decorative bottles. If desired, add fresh vanilla beans for garnish. Seal; store at room temperature. Makes 2-1/2 cups.