So enjoy Know Your Stuff, Infusions:
Yes, the Russian Vodka Room is a real place. You name it, they've made a flavored vodka out of it.
Garlic and basil (with a tiny amount of oregano) is not only the best way to do a Bloody Mary, but you can drink it warm when you have a cold. Good stuff.
Don't think that you can speed up any alcohol infusion with a foodsaver. A foodsaver can only increase the surface area that gets exposed (so if you want vodka soaked fruit, it will help, but if you want fruit flavored vodka it won't help). This is because a foodsaver can't speed up osmosis, which is the process that allows you to jailbreak all of those essential flavors from the cells of the fruit without having to demolish the actual cells into a paste. If you wait 2 weeks and then taste one of these fruit pieces, it will actually taste like nothing, because all the awesome flavor is in the hooch.
Check out our Wasabi Bloody Mary, with inclusion of the ingredient list of the BBQ Bloody Mary.
There ya go! So go get some stuff, throw it in a jar full of alcohol, and see what happens. Also FYI if you're gonna use Garlic, never ever ever (seriously) use that pre-cut in the jar crap-spackle you see at the grocery store. Seriously, it will turn it to total shit.
See you then.