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Vanilla Liqueur


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (8-inch) vanilla bean, split lengthwise (see note)
  • 1 quart light rum


  1. To make liqueur: In medium saucepan, combine water, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla bean. Bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring until sugars dissolve. Cool.
  2. Pour into 8-cup (2-quart) jar with tight-fitting lid. Stir in rum. Cover. Let stand for at least 2 weeks at room temperature before serving.
  3. To serve liqueur: Serve as liqueur, over ice cream or pudding, or as a flavoring for milk drinks.

Yield: 7 1/2 cups

Variation: In place of vanilla bean, add 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract (not imitation vanilla flavoring) along with rum.

Posted by Annette at Recipe Goldmine 11/13/2001 12:17 pm.

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