As a garlic farmer and amateur herbologist, I enjoy finding ways to marry some of my favorite herbs with my favorite allium.
Substituting sake for the vodka also makes an interesting end product.
- Separate the garlic into cloves and remove the skins.
- Rinse the basil thoroughly. There is no need to chop or remove the stems.
- Place the garlic and basil into a clean quart-sized mason jar.
- Fill the jar with vodka.
- Secure the lid on the jar and shake well.
- Store the infusion in a dark place at room temperature for 2 days.
- Strain the vodka through a coffee filter into a separate container.
- Store as you would any other vodka.