First, what to use to mix and store all this goodness? I had a stroke of genius - or what passes for genius in my world. Behold the jar:
This jar of pickles was $3.47 and just the right size. I pitched out the nasty pickles (not a fan of dill pickles and these were particularly nasty limp things) and scrapped off the labels. Just to be sure there was no lingering eau de pickle, I pried off the silicone seal inside the cover.
Ingredients all assembled. Out came the vanilla beans and cacao nibs that have been waiting for perfect recipe. And here it is from Yum Sugar:
1 750 ml bottle vodka or white rum