Garlic-Basil Infused Vodka Recipe

Garlic and Basil make a great vodka infusion
Fan of garlic? Try this garlic-basil infused vodka. Isabelle Lafrance Photography/Moment/Getty Images
  • 48 hrs 30 mins
  • Prep: 48 hrs 30 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Bottle

As a garlic farmer and amateur herbologist, I enjoy finding ways to marry some of my favorite herbs with my favorite allium.

This recipe for infusing vodka with garlic and basil is very easy and a great way to spice up your average vodka. I really like this on the rocks or in a Bloody Mary.

Substituting sake for the vodka also makes an interesting end product.

What You'll Need

  • 1 medium sized bulb of garlic
  • 2 large sprigs of basil
  • 750ml bottle of premium vodka
  • Infusion jar with tight-sealing lid

How to Make It

  1. Separate the garlic into cloves and remove the skins.
  2. Rinse the basil thoroughly. There is no need to chop or remove the stems.
  3. Place the garlic and basil into a clean quart-sized mason jar.
  4. Fill the jar with vodka.
  5. Secure the lid on the jar and shake well.
  6. Store the infusion in a dark place at room temperature for 2 days.
  7. Strain the vodka through a coffee filter into a separate container.
  8. Store as you would any other vodka.

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