Vanilla Ratzeputz Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup vodka
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise

Special equipment needed:
- Glass jar with lid
- Fine mesh strainer
- Funnel

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves.
2. Remove from heat and let cool.
3. Pour vodka into a glass jar.
4. Add the cooled sugar syrup and vanilla beans to the jar.
5. Close the jar with a lid and shake well.
6. Store the jar in a cool, dark place for at least 2 weeks, shaking occasionally.
7. After 2 weeks, strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a clean jar.
8. Discard the vanilla beans.
9. Use a funnel to transfer the vanilla Ratzeputz into a bottle for serving.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 5 minutes
- Infusion time: 2 weeks
- Room temperature
Serving size:
- Makes about 1 cup of vanilla Ratzeputz

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 70 per serving (1 oz)
- Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 8g
- Protein: 0g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any type of sugar instead of white sugar.
- You can use any type of vodka.

- You can add other flavorings, such as cinnamon sticks or citrus peels.
- You can adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more or less sugar syrup.

Tips and tricks:
- Use high-quality vodka for the best results.
- Make sure to shake the jar occasionally during the infusion period to distribute the flavors evenly.
- Store the vanilla Ratzeputz in a cool, dark place to prevent it from spoiling.

Storage instructions:
- Store the vanilla Ratzeputz in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.

Reheating instructions:
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Presentation ideas:
- Serve the vanilla Ratzeputz in a small glass with a vanilla bean garnish.

- Vanilla bean

- Vanilla Ratzeputz pairs well with desserts, such as ice cream or cake.

Suggested side dishes:
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Troubleshooting advice:
- If the Ratzeputz is too sweet, add more vodka to dilute it.
- If the Ratzeputz is too strong, add more sugar syrup to sweeten it.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to use clean equipment when making the vanilla Ratzeputz.
- Store the Ratzeputz in a clean, airtight container to prevent contamination.

Food history:
- Ratzeputz is a traditional German liqueur made from herbs and spices.

Flavor profiles:
- Vanilla Ratzeputz has a sweet, vanilla flavor with a hint of alcohol.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the vanilla Ratzeputz as an after-dinner drink or as a cocktail ingredient.

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Region: German

Taste: Sweet, Rich, Spicy, Aromatic, Vanilla, Vanilla-Infused