Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl; Food Styling: Torie Cox
Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 20 Mins
Makes 8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 2 1/2 cups cherries, sugar, water, and 3 large basil sprigs in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and cool completely (about 1 hour). 

Step 2

Pour syrup through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding solids. (Yield should equal about 1 cup.) Cover and chill until very cold, about 2 hours.

Step 3

For each serving, pour 2 Tbsp. of the syrup over ice in a 12-oz. glass, and stir in 3 Tbsp. vodka. Top each with about 1 cup chilled kombucha. Garnish, if desired.

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