For Basil-Lemongrass Rum, simply steep a bottle of rum with fresh lemongrass, basil, and lemon rind. Use this flavored rum in your favorite rum cocktail.
Makes 750 milliliters
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1 (750-milliliter) bottle white rum
2 fresh lemongrass stalks, crushed to reveal core
1 bunch fresh basil
1 lemon rind, white pith scraped away
Pour about 3 tablespoons rum out of bottle (so that remaining ingredients will fit). Add remaining ingredients. Steep in the bottle at least 1 week.