•1 cup sugar
•2 1/2 cups water
•4 cups pecan pieces, lightly toasted
•4 vanilla beans, split lengthwise
•4 cups vodka
Place pecans and vanilla beans in a 1 gallon jar.
Pour hot mixture into jar and cool. Add vodka and stir well. Cover tightly and store in a dark place at room temperature at least 2 weeks.
Shake jar gently once daily. Pour mixture through a wire mesh strainer lined with 2 layers of cheesecloth into a bowl, discarding solids.
Pour mixture through a wire mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter into a bowl. Change filter often. Mixture will drip slowly.
Pour mixture into jars; cover tightly. Store at room temperature.
Makes about 4 1/2 cups liqueur.
Store at room temperature