750 ml bottle of vodka and 12 whole vanilla beans
Using kitchen scissors, cut vanilla beans in half lengthwise, leaving about an inch connected (not cut) at one end, as shown here.
I have made this vanilla before and it takes about a month. The longer you leave it the stronger the vanilla will be. This works great for Christmas gifts. You can pour it into cute little bottles and tie them with a pretty bow or raffia. Add a recipe for your favorite cookies and maybe a cookie cutter or two and this makes a wonderful little gift basket.