Roasted Garlic Infused Vodka

I’m keeping things really simple today.

Roasted Garlic Infused Vodka This quick and easy vodka infusion is perfect for anyone who loves garlic as much as I do.  Roasted Garlic Infused Vodka can be made in just 24 hours with only a handful of ingredients.  The sweet-savory aroma and flavor work perfectly in one of my favorite cocktails, the Bloody Mary.  I’ve got a new Blood Mary recipe coming up next, so be sure to check back in soon :)  Continue reading for the recipe!

Roasted Garlic You can roast a head of garlic specifically for this recipe, or you could roast up several heads of garlic, and just go to town.  I love roasted garlic cloves with chicken and steak.  These caramelized cloves are wonderful with roasted fingerling potatoes.  Sometimes I’ll just spread a roasted garlic clove on a slice of toasted baguette as if it was butter.  So flavorful.  So versatile.  For me, one of the best parts of roasted garlic is the aroma.  That wonderful smell that fills your house as the garlic cooks in the oven.  Pure heaven.

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Roasted Garlic Infused Vodka
Serves: 500 ml
  • 1 large head of garlic, cut in half widthwise
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 500 ml good quality vodka
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F and place a rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Place garlic halves cut side down in a small baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover the baking dish tightly with foil, then transfer to the oven. Cook until the garlic is tender and golden (about 1 hour). Let the halves cool completely.
  3. Add garlic to a jar with the vodka. Let sit for 24 hours at room temperature, then pour through a fine-mesh basket strainer into a clean container. Cover, and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 - 2 months.


  1. says

    When I saw this post’s title I was thinking what on Earth would you use roasted garlic vodka for?! But of course, Bloody Mary’s naturally. Possibly the only cocktails that can be improved with roasted garlic oil, beef broth and/or fish sauce…

    • Brandon Matzek says

      Haha, I’ve found that most people have that reaction when I bring this recipe up. I love the idea of adding fish sauce!!

  2. Nancy says

    I’ve used lemon rind infused vodka that I make myself in my Bloody Mary drinks. However, this sounds really cool… I seen recipes infusing the tomato juice with the garlic and other aromatics like jalapeño & onion over night, then adding plain vodka. I will certainly give this a try, also the garlic infused vodka tomato sauce idea sounds terrific too!

  3. Mare says

    This is a must-have cocktail for Trish when she’s here. Glad it’s a Bloody Mary and not a martini as was previously conveyed.


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