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Homemade Extract

Homemade Extract


Vanilla Extract
2-4 vanilla beans (split beans in half, lengthwise, so that the inside content is completely exposed)
2 large lemons/oranges/limes
1 cup mint (stems removed)
2 cinnamon stick
(8 oz vodka) * 5

For vanilla extract (cinnamon stick) , add vanilla beans and vodka into a large sterilized canning jar. Tightly close lid. Keep in a dark, cool place. Let sit for about 4 weeks before using. Extract will turn a dark brown
For lemon extract (oranges/limes), carefully peel off the skin of two clean lemons (oranges/limes). Add lemon skin and vodka into a sterilized canning jar. Tightly close lid. Keep in a dark, cool place. Let sit for about 4 weeks before using.

 
For mint extract, add leaves and vodka to a sterilized canning jar. Lightly crush leaves while in jar, to release the oils. Seal jar and shake. Keep in a dark, cool place. Let sit for about 4 weeks before using. Extract will turn a light green/brown

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