This Basil Infused Vodka just screams "Summertime"!
This Basil Infused Vodka is extremely easy to make and tastes and smells great. Plus, it makes an excellent addition to summery cocktails.
Basil, to me, represents summertime. I can't taste or smell basil without thinking about summer. Every year, I make sure to grow lots of it. Even when I only had a 4x4 foot front stoop to work with, I made sure to have 3 plants growing in a container. This (over)abundance of basil is great, because I do a lot with it. And now I'm even incorporating it into my cocktails.
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
It only needs two ingredients. Two! That's it!
It's easy to make. This recipe is almost entirely hands-off.
You can use it in delicious cocktails. How could that be a bad thing?
💭 What is Basil Infused Vodka?
Basil Infused Vodka is simply vodka that has been infused with the flavor, aroma, and color of fresh basil.
- Basil: Lots of fresh basil!
- Vodka: Use a middle-of-the-road quality plain vodka for this recipe. No need to get into the top shelf stuff.
👩🏻🍳 How to make Basil Infused Vodka
The process for making an infused vodka couldn't be simpler. Grab a large bunch of fresh basil, stick the leaves in a mason jar (or other seal-able container), fill with plain vodka, seal the container, and walk away.
You'll want to let the container sit in a cool, dark place for up to 3 days. Feel free to taste it along the way to see if it's where you want it to be, flavor-wise.
Whenever it's where you want it to be in terms of flavor, or after 3 days, strain the basil leaves out and pour the infused vodka back into the Mason jar. Easy peasy.
Check out my Rosemary Infused Vodka, too!
🛠️ How to use Basil Infused Vodka
You can use this infused vodka in any cocktail that your little heart desires. But I definitely recommend using it in my Basil Vodka Gimlet!
❓ Recipe FAQs
Use a plain vodka that's moderate in quality. Nothing too top shelf, but also don't use well vodka.
Yes! The herbs have to be fresh for this recipe.
Make my Basil Vodka Gimlet, for starters!
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- 1 bunch basil fresh (see notes)
- 3.5 cups plain vodka
- Place the basil leaves in a whatever container you want to use to make the infused vodka (see notes).
- Pour the vodka over the basil until the container is full.
- Seal the container and place it in a cool, dark location for up to 3 days. Strain the vodka through a sieve, discarding the basil. Pour the infused vodka back into the container in which it was infused (or the container of your choice).
- You want to use a large bunch of basil
- A quart mason jar holds 3.5 cups of liquid
- You want to use a middle-of-the-road vodka. You don't want to use something too high end (leave the Belvedere out of this), but you also don't want to use like... Popov. Go with something like Smirnoff.
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.