Thai basil seed drink

4 servings
10 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4


2 tablespoons basil seeds

2 tablespoons sugar or vanilla sugar

500 ml hot water

Add a Mix-in or Two:

grenadine or other flavored syrups, such as chocolate, strawberry, almond, hazelnut, caramel, etc.

cream or sweetened condensed, evaporated or coconut milk


Top off with:

tonic or club soda (aka seltzer water or soda water or sparkling water)

iced tea


  • Make the basil base:
    Combine sugar and honey with hot water, stirring to dissolve. Add seeds, stirring in well so all of the seeds are soaked. Chill for a few hours until cold.
  • Mixing a drink:
    Fill five glasses halfway with crushed ice. Add about 125 ml of the seed base to each, along with a tablespoon of your favorite mix-in.
  • Top off the glasses with sparkling water, club soda, milk or other liquid. Add straws and enjoy.


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