A Connecticut woman was busted this week for getting behind the wheel under the influence of pure vanilla extract, police said.
Vanilla extract must contain no less than 35 percent ethyl alcohol by volume, making it 70 proof, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The popular McCormick brand of vanilla extract is 41 percent alcohol, or 82 proof.
The alcohol is normally burned away in the cooking process, but ingesting the vanilla extract directly can have a similar effect to drinking hard liquor, according to Medical Daily. Full Story HERE