Basil Lemon Syrup

From Bon Appetit GIMLET: 1 c syrup, 3/4 c vodka, 3/4 c lemon juice, 1 cup ice cubes. Stir until cold, strain into 10 oz glass half filled with ice. LEMONADE: 2 c syrup, 2 c cold water, 2 c ice cubes, 1 1/4 c lemon juice. Stir until cold, pour into glasses filled with half ice.

Yield: 1 serving
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  • 4 cup(s) packed fresh basil sprigs
  • 4 cup(s) water
  • 2 cup(s) sugar
  • 9 4x1 inch strips lemon zest


  1. Bring all ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let stand at room temp, covered x 1 hour. Then transfer to airtight container and chill until cold, x 1 hour. Strain into a bowl, press hard on solids,then discard.
January 2013

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