Saturday, April 21, 2012

Garlic Basil Infused Vodka


Apparently vodka is very impressionable. There are so many different things you can infuse it with. Here's a little something fun to do...

Garlic Basil Infused Vodka. 

1 bulb of garlic (bulb...not clove)
2 large sprigs of fresh basil
750 ml premium vodka
32 oz jar with a lid

Separate the cloves of garlic and remove all the skins. Combine the garlic, basil and vodka in the jar.
Cover and store in a dark place, at room temperature, for 4 days. Strain it though a coffee filter.
Store in a pretty little jar the same way you'd store your regular vodka.


Note: The garlic flavor is strong. You have to really like garlic to appreciate this infusion. Of course you could use less garlic in the process to tone it down if you must....but why?! 

And once that's done....make yourself one heck of a martini!



Vampire's Hell Martini

1.5 oz Garlic Basil Infused Vodka
.25 oz Dry Vermouth
Lemon Zest to garnish 
Olive to garnish


Shake or stir the vodka and vermouth with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon zest and an olive if desired. 

CHEERS!

*Adapted from About.com*

2 comments:

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Holy moly! I love it! This would make the best Caesar ever!

Pierce said...

Agreed, Natashya! I surely do love a martini.
Wonderful post!