Olive Oil-Infused Vodka

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We use EVOO for sautéing, frying, drizzling, dipping, and baking; so why not add a bit of that sultry flavor to a cocktail?

Olive Oil Vodka
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.)

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups (12 oz) vodka

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Whisk vodka and olive oil in a small saucepan. Cook over low, stirring often, 20 minutes. (Do not let the mixture boil.)

  2. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until the oil solidifies on top, about 8 hours (or up to 24 hours).

  3. 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.

  4. Store infused vodka in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
4g Fat
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.

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