Vodka vs Everclear:  5 Reasons Everclear Wins in Homemade Vanilla

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Vanilla Extract made with Vodka is good, but Everclear is BETTER. Here's 5 Top Reasons Why.


Higher Alcohol Content

Everclear typically has a much higher alcohol content than other alcohols, such as vodka, which makes it more efficient at extracting the flavor and aroma from vanilla beans.


Neutral Flavor and Odor

Everclear is a very neutral-tasting alcohol, which means it won't overpower the flavor of the vanilla extract or add any unwanted taste or smell to the final product. Unlike Vodka which has a slight flavor and odor.


Quick Extraction

The high alcohol content in Everclear allows for a quicker extraction process, so you can make your vanilla extract in a shorter amount of time. Note: It should be diluted with water to a safe and appropriate concentration.


Better Preservation

The high alcohol content also helps to preserve the vanilla extract for a longer period of time than other alcohols.


Taste Consistency

The quality of Vodka varies between brands. Some brands will produce a very boozy vanilla extract. Everclear, however, being a single brand will always have consistent taste results.

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