How to Make It
Combine first 8 ingredients in a widemouthed jar; cover and let stand 2 weeks in a cool, dark place, gently shaking jar occasionally.
Strain the vinegar mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve into a glass measure or medium bowl, and discard solids. Pour into a decorative bottle, and add basil sprigs and remaining ingredients. Seal the bottle with a cork or other airtight lid, and store in a cool, dark place.