You will need-
10-12 Whole Vanilla Beans
750 mL Vodka (try to get a 100 proof, mild flavored brand)
1 Red Wine bottle (needs to be red wine because you need
the dark glass), wash & dried
Slice each vanilla bean legthwise leaving one end attached.
With the back of a knife, scrap the vanilla beans out of the pods. Then chop up the pods into about 1 inch pieces.
Carefully put the vanilla beans and the pods into the wine bottle.
Fill the bottle with vodka.
Keep the bottle in a cool dark place, gently shaking upside down once a day for the first 3-4 weeks and at least once a week for the next 6 months.
After at least 6 months strain out the pods and seeds and use like normal in any of your recipes.