Basil Lemon Syrup

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This recipe makes enough for several batches of the vodka gimlets or lemonade; any left over would also give a nice hit of flavor to a glass of iced tea.  

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups basil
  • 9 strips lemon zest
  • 4 cups water

Instructions

  1. 1
    Bring all ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  2. 2
    Let stand at room temperature, covered, 1 hour, then transfer to an airtight container and chill until cold, about 1 hour.
  3. 3
    Strain syrup through a sieve into a bowl, pressing hard on and then discarding solids.

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