Malibu Vanilla

I ran out of my really, really good vanilla, so I decided to make some more.

two whole vanilla beans and the empty bottle...
two whole vanilla beans and the empty bottle…

Vanilla extract usually has an alcoholic base like vodka or rum. I don’t keep that stuff on hand.

Except…

Malibu is always in my cupboard.
Malibu is always in my cupboard.

In goes the rum with the vanilla pods, soaking and extracting and making glorious coconut-flavored friends… They’ll take a 6-8 week nap in a cool, dark place. I’ll only disturb the beauties once a week for a brief little rattle-round.

I’ll keep you posted on the progress. 🙂 …aren’t they lovely together?…
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