Arrange 10 to 12 garlic cloves on 3 wooden skewers. Place skewers and chives in a wide mouthed jar. Pour vinegar over herbs. Cover with a metal lid, and screw band tight. Let stand at room temperature 2 weeks.
Strain vinegar through 4 layers of cheesecloth into a tall decorative bottle. Discard herb residue; add additional garlic and chives. Seal with a cork or other airtight lid.