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TT Test Kitchen Tip: Make vanilla-bean sugar at home by combining granulated sugar and leftover dried vanilla-bean pods in a large, sealable container. The sugar can be stored indefinitely and replenished as necessary with additional sugar and vanilla-bean pods. Substitute the vanilla-bean sugar for regular granulated sugar in baked goods (such as TT's Candied-Orange Shortbread), sprinkle atop oatmeal or stir into coffee or tea.
TT Test Kitchen Tip: Use the leftover orange rind to make the candied orange peel for TT's Candied-Orange Shortbread.
Yield: 1 cocktail
1 tablespoon vanilla-bean sugar
3 dashes orange bitters
1 orange peel
1 large ice cube
2 ounces high-quality bourbon
Vanilla bean for garnish (optional)