Vanilla syrup is a type of simple syrup flavored with vanilla, usually the vanilla bean over vanilla extract. Vanilla simple syrup can be made by adding a split vanilla bean to simple syrup once it's off the heat. Cover the pan and let the bean steep for 20-30 minutes, until cool. 

Vanilla extract can be added to cooled simple syrup, though it will affect the color and not have quite the aromatic punch. 

Some popular cocktails containing Vanilla syrup

  • Caustic Negroni — Scotch, Sweet vermouth, Amaro, Averna, Vanilla syrup, Grapefruit peel
  • Earth Mother — Amargo-Vallet, Crème de Banane, Lime juice, Vanilla syrup
  • Midnight in Manhattan (Woodford) — Bourbon, Sweet vermouth, Suze, Cherry Bitters, Orange peel, Vanilla syrup
  • Jerezana — Amontillado Sherry, Manzanilla sherry, Sweet vermouth, Dry vermouth, Orange bitters, Vanilla syrup
  • Sweatpants & Vodka — Vodka, Bitters, Lime juice, Vanilla syrup, Mint
  • Koko B. Ware — Rum, Rhum Agricole, Bitters, Lime juice, Orgeat, Vanilla syrup, Heavy cream, Nutmeg
  • Hank Scorpio — Guatemalan rum, Amaro Montenegro, Pineapple juice, Ginger syrup, Vanilla syrup, Lime juice
  • Dutch Apple — Genever, Cognac, Apple brandy, Apple liqueur, Apple bitters, Bitters, Vanilla syrup, Orange peel
  • Vagabond — Mezcal, Fino sherry, Lemon juice, Orgeat, Vanilla syrup
  • Human Sacrifice — Nicaraguan Rum, Jamaican rum, Bitters, Pineapple juice, Lime juice, Vanilla syrup, Simple syrup, Ginger syrup, Mint