A New York woman proved conclusively that it is possible, though not necessarily pleasurable or inexpensive, for a person to get extremely drunk on baking supplies when she was arrested this weekend for driving under the influence of vanilla extract.
According to ABC News, police in Macedon, N.Y., stopped a woman Saturday night for driving erratically in the parking lot of a local Wal-Mart. When pulled over, she told the arresting officers that she had just gotten lost on her way home, but the police gave her a breathalyzer test that revealed her blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit. She had allegedly arrived at that point by drinking bottles of vanilla extract.
While it is technically possible for a person to get drunk by drinking vanilla extract, that does not necessarily sound like an inexpensive or pleasurable way to spend an evening. Anyone who has ever succumbed to the temptation to taste vanilla extract while baking with it knows that vanilla extract does not taste nearly as delicious as it smells. Instead, consider some of our best vanilla recipes as a much better use of any extra vanilla extract that happens to be at hand.