wikiHow to Make Vanilla Rum

This is a really simple way to improve basic rum. Vanilla lends a richer and more interesting taste to ordinary rum.

Ingredients

  • 1 liter (0.3 US gal) of white rum, good quality (since you're drinking it)
  • 5 vanilla pods
  • Sugar syrup

Steps

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    Slit each vanilla pod gently down the middle.
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    Place the 5 vanilla pods into the bottle of rum. Screw the lid back on.
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    Set aside the rum for two to three months to allow the vanilla to infuse through the rum. After a time you'll notice the white rum turning a darker colour thanks to the vanilla pods. Be sure to store it in a cool, dry place that is not affected by light.
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    Give the bottle a gentle shake now and then to help distribute the infusion. Do a taste test after about two months to see if it has the flavour you're after. Leave longer if needed.
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    Add a little sugar syrup if you'd like sweeter rum. This step is optional. If you do add some, about 50-100ml is adequate.
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    Enjoy. This rum can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or added to a variety of cocktails and mixed drinks. It is also good for baking, especially holiday season goodies.
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    Optional: add vanilla essence and steep in an ounce of weed to create an exciting infusion.
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    Finished.

Things You'll Need

  • Knife and cutting board

Article Info

Categories: Infused Spirits and Liqueurs