Homemade Vanilla Vodka & Cocktail Recipe

neil bougourd | 22 July, 2021


750 ml of Vodka

2 Vanilla beans


Slice the vanilla beans lengthways  add the 4 halves to the vodka bottle.

Let it sit in a cupboard for 7 - 12 days and gently shake it every 2 days. Taste it at 7 days and use if you like the taste. The longer you infuse it the more vanilla flavour will be evident. You may remove the beans or continue to fill the bottle with more vodka.

Cocktail recipe:

4 oz of vanilla vodka

2 oz of triple sec

1 1/2 oz of lime juice

1 1/2 oz of simple syrup

1/2 cup of pineapple juice


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add in all the ingredients. Shake. Then shake again. Divide the cocktail between 2 tall glasses filled with ice! garnish with a twist of lime.