Basil-Lime Vodka

Basil-Lime Vodka
Make a basil gimlet by shaking basil-lime vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker; strain into a martini glass and garnish with a basil leaf.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 C Vodka
  2. 4 sprigs fresh basil
  3. 1 lime, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly rinse and pat dry all of the basil.
  2. Combine ingredients in a clean, widemouthed jar.
  3. Wipe the rim clean and seal tightly.
  4. Store the jar in a cool, dark place, shaking it every day.
  5. After 1 week, sample the alcohol. If it hasn't reached the desired flavor, shake and taste it every day or two until you are.
  6. Strain the alcohol and discard the basil & lime.
  7. Return the strained alcohol to the jar and seal tightly.
  8. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma's The Art of Preserving
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma's The Art of Preserving
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