I am pleased to report that the vodka has already darkened significantly, so I’m assuming the vanilla is extracting nicely.
How could I resist? I had the wee bottle and vanilla pods and Don picked up a small bottle of bourbon on his next trip to the bottle shop.
And the incredibly complex process of vanilla extraction began once again.
I’m pretty jazzed about this (I think I now have enough vanilla to last at least 6 months) and will conduct a super-scientific comparison between the queen, the vodka and the bourbon in around two months. Yay! Science! Yay! Vanilla!