8oz. dark glass bottle with a lid (You will need 2) 8oz. Vodka 4 Vanilla Beans Muslin (straining) Carefully cut vanilla beans lengthwise. Next, cut them into small pieces. Put all the vanilla pieces into the bottle. Pour vodka into the bottle leave plenty room to shake the mixture well. Put the lid on the bottle. Allow the extract to sit in a dark place for at least 30 days. Shake well each day. After 30 days carefully strain the extract using the muslin to remove all vanilla bean pieces and particles. You may need to strain the extract several times. Pour into another clean dark bottle cover.