Basil Syrup

Got a garden full of fresh basil? Infuse the leaves into this syrup and mix up this Enchanted Dry Daiquiri.

2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups boiling water
10-15 medium-sized fresh basil leaves

Combine all ingredients and let steep for 30 minutes, then strain into a glass bottle. Cover and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Tim Cooper, GOLDBAR, New York City