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Recipe by Health September 2010

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Credit: Quentin Bacon

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Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Start with 1 bunch fresh basil, reserving a handful plus 8 small sprigs for garnish. In a medium saucepan, bring water, sugar, and remaining basil to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves (about 5 minutes). Cool slightly, then refrigerate until cold. Strain into a pitcher, pressing down on basil to extract any liquids; discard basil. In pitcher, combine basil syrup, vodka, and lemon juice. Stir in reserved handful of basil leaves, sliced lemon, and sliced orange. Serve in tall glasses over ice; top with basil sprig.

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Nutrition Facts

298 calories.
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