Homemade Dill-Infused Vodka Recipe

Published April 18, 2022
Bundle of dill on a linen tablecloth

Ingredients

  • 5-6 fresh large dill sprigs, approximately a large bunch
  • 750mL vodka
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly wash dill sprigs and pat dry.
  2. In a large clean bottle or jar, add dill sprigs and vodka.
  3. After capping, swirl container gently.
  4. Store in a cool, dark place for approximately 3 to 4 days, swirling the container gently each day.
  5. Sample by pouring into a glass. If you want more flavor, allow to steep longer.
  6. Carefully remove dill sprigs and discard.
  7. Pour the infused vodka into the second clean bottle, filtering with the cheesecloth.
  8. Carefully seal.

You can drink this immediately. You can also store unused dill-infused vodka in a cool, dark place. It will keep for approximately one to two years without sacrificing flavor. If flavor starts to fade or tastes off, discard the vodka.

Variations of Dill-Infused Vodka

With such limited herb and other savory vodkas on the market, it's your time to shine by adding a few different flavors.

  • Keep your vodka walking on the herbaceous side by adding three to four large sprigs of clean, fresh basil or five or six large sprigs of thyme. A sprig or two of mint, for a subtle flavor, would be a great addition as well.
  • Go the complex route by adding two peeled whole garlic cloves to your dill and vodka.
  • Prime your dill vodka for bloody Marys by adding a cup to two cups of chopped fresh green beans, cauliflower, carrots, or cucumber.
  • Peel and cube two fresh beets for a deep magenta color and strikingly tasty vodka.
  • If cilantro appeals to you, add three to four clean, fresh sprigs but be aware that this can create a very divisive taste.

Dill-Infused Vodka Cocktails

Dill's perfectly balanced sweet, sour, and savory notes make it a dream in cocktails.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary Cocktail

No one will expect dill in a Bloody Mary; don't be surprised when people exclaim in delight. To make things even simpler, toss your dill vodka into a bloody Mary mix.

Ingredients

  • Seasoning salt and lemon wedge for rim
  • 2½ ounces dill-infused vodka
  • 4 ounces tomato juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce pickle juice
  • ¼ ounce horseradish
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire
  • 2 dashes salt & pepper
  • Ice
  • Green bean, olive, and lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the seasoning salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add dill vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, pickle juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with green bean, olive, and lime wedge.

Dirty Dill Martini

Dirty Dill Martini

Much like dill pairs exceptionally well with pickles, the olive brine is also a match made in heaven in a dirty martini.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces dill-infused vodka
  • ½ ounce olive brine
  • ¼ ounce dry vermouth
  • Ice
  • Olive for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a mixing glass, add dill vodka, olive brine, and dry vermouth.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with olive.

Green Goddess Refresher

Green Goddess Refresher

Make a cocktail that's both crisp and savory with this cooling highball.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cucumber wheels
  • 2 ounces dill-infused vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Cucumber wheel and dill sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber wheels with a splash of lemon juice.
  2. Add dill vodka and remaining lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  5. Top off with club soda.
  6. Garnish with cucumber wheel and mint sprig.

Mixers for Drinks

Bring your dill vodka to life with just a mixer, or add a few if you're feeling creative!

  • Club soda
  • Flavored club soda such as lemon
  • Lemonade
  • Olive brine
  • Pickle brine
  • Cucumber water
  • Gin

Making Dill-y Good Vodka

Don't underestimate dill; it's an herb that's both easy to grow and easy to use in so many facets. While you may be most acquainted with its flavor in a tasty sauce or dip, its notes go well beyond the plate. Make your cocktails shine with the complexity of dill-infused vodka. Next, it's time to enjoy some cucumber vodka drinks.

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