Blueberry Basil Vodka Gimlet

Ingredients:
4 parts blueberry basil syrup (recipe below)
3 parts vodka
3 parts fresh squeezed lemon juice
Seltzer water to top off individual glasses

Directions:
Stir together all the ingredients into a pitcher filled with ice cubes until cold. Strain into individual glasses, filling them up about 3/4 full. Top off with seltzer water and garnish with basil sprigs.

BLUEBERRY BASIL SYRUP
Makes about 2-1/2 to 3 cups

Ingredients:
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
Zest from one lemon
1 pint blueberries
2 cups packed fresh basil sprigs

Directions:
In a medium saucepan, stir together all the ingredients over medium heat until the sugar has melted. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat a little and simmer until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.

Strain the contents into a bowl, pressing hard against the sieve, then discard the solids. After it’s cooled, cover the syrup and store it in the refrigerator until cold.

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