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Garlic-Basil Infused Vodka Recipe

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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, serve it warm as you would plain sake.

Prep Time: 48 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 48 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 1 Bottle


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


  1. Separate the garlic into cloves and remove the skins.
  2. Rinse the basil to remove any unwanted chemicals. 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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 4 out of 5
GARLIC-BASIL VODKA, Member plantcure

Vodka usually contain 35-40% alcohol and is a good solvent for herbal infusion. Garlic and basil in vodka may be drunken; it can also be used as a skin disinfectant, i.e. facial toner for acne problem.

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