The easiest and most simple homemade gift for anyone! Feel free to double this recipe to have more on hand!
5-6 vanilla bean pods (I bought mine on Amazon!)
8 oz 80-90 proof vodka (You could also do Brandy, Whiskey or Rum)
Place vanilla bean pods into a glass jar, pour over vodka until beans are fully covered. Tightly screw on the lid and place in a cool dry place for 8-12 weeks. Be sure to shake the jars every few days. The extract should be dark in color and have a rich vanilla smell!