Mike’s Basil Aftershave


10 tablespoons chopped basil leaves
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons coriander seeds
1 tablespoon each of whole nutmeg & crushed and whole cloves
3 three-inch cinnamon sticks, crushed
2 cups denatured alcohol or vodka (you can try rum, too)

  1. Put all of the ingredients into a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Let the jar sit in a warm, dark place for four weeks.
  3. Strain everything a few times through cheesecloth or coffee filters, then pour the aftershave into a (sterilized is probably best) glass bottle.
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