A variation of Basil Lemonade
Lemon Basil Syrup
1 cup torn basil leaves
3/4 c sugar
Rind and juice of one lemon

Boil all ingrediants to melt the sugar. Cool and strain.

cup lemon basil syrup*
3/4 cup vodka
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sparkling water
1 cup ice cubes
Fresh basil sprigs, for garnish
Stir together all ingredients in a pitcher until cold, then strain into
8-ounce glasses half filled with ice.