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Ginger Basil Punch


For the basil syrup

1½ cups water

1½ cups sugar

6 basil leaves, torn

For the punch

1 750 ml bottle Cathead vodka

1 cup fresh ginger juice

2 cups lemon juice

3 ¾ cups water

8 cups club soda

Lemon slices and candied ginger for garnish


  1. Make the syrup: Combine water, sugar, and basil leaves in saucepan. Simmer over low heat until sugar dissolves. Cool and strain solids.
  2. Combine ingredients in pitcher. Serve in tall glasses with ice.