Instructions: Fill bottle with premium vodka (80 proof is best), seal tightly and store in a cool, dark place for 1–3 months. Use as you would any vanilla extract. Reuse vanilla beans several times. Once the vanilla starts to get weaker, continue to get extraction strength by splitting beans oneby-one. The more beans you split, the faster it will infuse, however you might not get as many extractions out of the beans. When beans seem to have lost complete strength, use seeds in baked goods or anything else vanilla extract is used in. You can also take the beans out of the bottle and let dry overnight on a towel. Put them in an air tight container with two pounds of cane sugar. Let them sit for two weeks, stirring occasionally. Now you have vanilla sugar!