Photo: Brown Cannon III; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Roccio
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Chill Time
24 Hours
Total Time
25 Mins
Makes 1 qt.

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


How to Make It

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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