A couple of friends and I got together yesterday with some bottles of booze and had a great time. We sloshed a little vodka, rum, and bourbon into bottles with vanilla beans and are made our own Vanilla Extract.
My hubby the auction freak (buys everything at an auction that is a good deal) had several small bottles that we used.
We cut the stem of the vanilla bean up the middle leaving the top together for easy removal, filled the 2 and 4 ounce jars and added one bean to the small jars and 2 beans to the bigger jars.
The house was alive with the smell of Vanilla. It reminded me of baking sugar cookies and made me want to bake a batch.
Viki and Denise would do the filling of the bottles and poke the stem of the vanilla into the jar.