Food Recipes Olive Oil-Infused Vodka 4.6 (7) Add your rating & review We use EVOO for sautéing, frying, drizzling, dipping, and baking; so why not add a bit of that sultry flavor to a cocktail? By Robby Melvin Robby Melvin Robby Melvin is professional chef and Test Kitchen director for Southern Living Magazine. Highlights: * Honed his skills as a chef under Frank Sitt and Chris Hastings * Former chef de cuisine at Hot and Hot Fish Club * Work has been featured in Food & Wine, Real Simple, Coastal Living, and more Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 5, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Martinis are always paired with an olive, so why not infuse the vodka with olive oil? It’s everything you love about a martini, without the muddiness of an olive brine. Trust us when we say its simple, delicious, and very versatile. Get the recipe:Olive Oil-Infused Vodka. Photo: Grace Elkus Hands On Time: 5 mins Total Time: 8 hrs 25 mins Yield: 4 (serving size: about 2 oz.) Jump to Nutrition Facts Jump to recipe Why not indeed? Olive oil adds a ton of smooth flavor and cuts through the "bite" of alcohol. Many recipes for olive oil cocktails ask you to incorporate a healthy dose of EVOO into the drink through emulsification (making for viscous results), but with our olive oil-infused vodka, there's no need. We whisk olive oil and vodka over very low heat, freeze the mixture until the oil solidifies, and then skim it off. The result is a subtle lingering olive oil flavor without an oily consistency. Bottoms up. 6 Things to Always Avoid Doing With Your Olive Oil Ingredients 1 ½ cups (12 oz) vodka 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Directions Whisk vodka and olive oil in a small saucepan. Cook over low, stirring often, 20 minutes. (Do not let the mixture boil.) Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until the oil solidifies on top, about 8 hours (or up to 24 hours). Skim oil from the top, and discard. If necessary, place the vodka mixture in a fine wire-mesh strainer over a bowl and strain, discarding any solids. Store infused vodka in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 223 Calories 4g Fat Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 223 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 4% Saturated Fat 1g 3% Sodium 1mg 0% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.