Add a vanilla bean to some rum add in some steeping time and you've got the amazingly delicious Vanilla Infused Rum. Post may contain affiliate links.
Vanilla Infused Rum
I admit it, just like I read some books for their covers, I buy some books for their titles. When I saw Zen and Tonic by Jules Aron, I knew I had to get it. First of all, gin and tonics are my drink of choice, second of all I'm all about zen and third of all, I love a good pun. I already loved the title and the look of the book, so it was an extra bonus that it was filled with cocktails that I wanted to try. Seriously, I marked practically every single one of them! One of them that I marked was the Vanilla Infused Rum.
You might be thinking...why infuse rum? You can just go to the liquor store and buy it already infused. Well, for one thing it's fun and so easy. You slit some vanilla beans, put them in a jar with some rum and let time do the work. You shake it every so often and watch it change from clear to a light brown vanilla infused rum. Also, you control the ingredients. There is no added sugar or anything else in it. Two ingredients: vanilla beans and rum.
And, while you are buying your vanilla beans, you might as well buy enough to make some Easy Homemade Vanilla Extract!
This would make wonderful gifts, you might want to bookmark this page for all your gift giving needs! Tied up with a vanilla bean on the front, it is soooo cute! You'll have to turn in next week, when I use this yummy vanilla infused rum in a cocktail!
You might also like these infusions:
Vanilla Infused Rum
- 2 vanilla beans
- 1 cup rum
- Slit each vanilla bean down the middle.
- Put the vanilla beans and the rum in a glass jar with a lid. Store it in a cool, dark place. Shake it every so often. Begin tasting after about a week. (I let mine age for 2 weeks.)
- Strain and store.
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