Basil-Lemon Moonshine is great by itself on the rocks.

Vanessa McNeil Roccio
Recipe by Southern Living May 2013

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Brown Cannon III; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Roccio

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
chill:
1 day
total:
25 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 qt.
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Cool 10 minutes. Stir in shredded basil, moonshine, and 2 lemon peel strips. Pour into a large glass jar. Seal with lid, and chill 24 hours to 2 weeks. Strain into a bowl; discard solids. Return to jar. Add basil leaves and 2 lemon peel strips. Refrigerate up to 2 months.

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