homemade almond extract: 12 peeled raw almonds, 3/4 cup vodka: Chop the peeled almonds into small pieces. You want to increase the surface space that comes into contact w/ the vodka b/c it will result in more flavor. Place the almonds in a glass jar & add vodka. secure the lid & shake. Store in a dark, cool place for at least 1 month. Shake occasionally.