Basil-Lemongrass Rum

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

Recipe from

Coastal Living


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.