Southern Living


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup moonshine (Basil-lemon)
  • 1 cup grenadine
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 8 cups sparkling water


  1. Process first 3 ingredients in a blender about 20 seconds or until herbs are minced. Stir together moonshine, next 2 ingredients and sugar mixture in a pitcher until sugar dissolves. Gently stir in sparkling water. Serve immediately over ice.
  2. Basil Lemon Moonshine (Southern Living) Makes 1 qt Total: 25 min Cook ¼ cup sugar and 3 tbsp water in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Cool 10 minutes. Stir in 3 cups shredded basil, 1 (750ml) bottle moonshine, and 2 2x1 lemon peel strips. Chill up to 2 months.


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