Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Basil Lemonade Drink


Some say friends are more important than the family. Perhaps they have had massive bad experiences with family members. I also know of people who don't even want to have anything to do with their parents. I don't blame them. Definitely rings the bells. After all, I've gone through my share with my family. Even so, I won't abundant my parents and my siblings. I try. I really try to help whenever I can. After all, as my other half say, no point holding grudge. Life is short and when they are not around any more, why put on a show, roll on the floor and cry?

Then there is the huge family from the other side. As complicated as it still is trying to fit into the family, I've learned that they are integral (sujee cake). I mean they are the package you can't detach. So better learn to accept instead of battling with your spouse. So much for the lovey-dovey families. My family on the other hand like to give short notice before coming over (honeydew sago dessert). So I can't say no right??? Quickly a quick version of ayam goreng berempah and a less spicy nasi goreng tom yam made. Also this basil drink - refreshing, cooling, tangy-sweet and the drink for the "burn-baby-burn" weather. 
  
Ingredients
(as per taste)
Lemon juice
Lemon slices
Honey
Mint Leaves (lightly crushed)
Basil Seeds (soaked in water for an hour and gently rinsed)
Mineral water
Ice cubes (if needed)

Method
Dilute honey in water.
Add into a punch bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
Stir all together.
Pour into a glass and add some ice-cubes or
serve at room temperature.
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40 comments:

  1. wow, it is so refreshing with mint flavor. perfect for hot day what we have today.

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  2. Hi Nava, your basil lemonade look so tempting. I might need a glass please. :)
    Thanks for sharing this refreshing drink.

    Have a great week ahead.

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  3. Very nice recipe. It looks so refreshing...
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  4. Refreshing drink, love the basil seeds seeping all over the glass!! Sore throat, then lemon is the cure , also you can gargle luke warm water with a little salt, that helps too! Hope smog goes away soon! Human beings are the killers of environment for sure..
    Love the healthily grown mint leaves and turmeric pot, looks perfect, home grown is always pleasant! Perfect shots!

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  5. Wow, super refreshing and really very tempting.The clicks are awesome....

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  6. like ur first click nava.. i'm eager to try basil seeds but not sure where to get in chennai :(

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  7. This is super refreshing drink...love the plantation....

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  8. I know there are different types of basil, so does it matter which basil seeds I buy for this recipe?

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  9. wow superb drink nava... like the idea of adding basil seeds made drink more delectable...

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  10. Looks so refreshing...hope the climate clears off soon in ur part...

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  11. So beautiful & tempting . Loved the addition of basil seeds

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  12. Basil seed lemonade looks so refreshing, I have one box in my pantry I will try it.

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  13. This drink sound and look so refreshing...I never used basil seeds, must look for it.
    Have a lovely week Nava :D

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  14. perfect click...super refreshing drink

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  15. Thanks everyone for the comments. The haze is clearing away because of the heavy rain last night.

    Moon Cho - I only know of one type of basil seeds, the tiny black ones. I am not sure on the other varieties but if you don't mind, you can try with them.

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  16. What a refreshing drink Nava..and the comparison of basil seeds to tadpoles really made me chk the snap once again...very true Nava, they really look like that. Haven't tried basil seeds yet, will give your drink a try.

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  17. Love this and the seeds goes plop plop when chew it.

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  18. Get well soon :)
    awesome drink..this photographs are really a feast for the eyes..

    is the basil seeds and sabja seeds(the one which we add in falooda) are same?

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  19. Hope the climate gets better soon there.. The drink is a super-duper hit.. Loved the addition of basil seeds.. Take care of your health too Nava.. Hugsxx

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  20. Beautiful click ,Nava.Reminds me I should try this.

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  21. Now I know. I always say I want the 'tadpole' drink without realising it's basil seed-really go for it-love the seeds-perfect addition to the usual 'red syrup drink with the seeds' recipe

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  22. Lovely lemonade and your home garden is beautiful

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  23. eeee sedapnya ni!
    I nak copy resepi ni untuk puasa nanti, boleh ya Neeva dear....

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  24. Basil lemonade sounds simply delicious but as I look at the clicks it looks beautiful and exotic too! I have to get my hands on basil seeds.

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  25. Such a refreshing twist on lemonade :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  26. What a beautiful pictures and refreshing drink,agreed very exotic :)

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  27. I hope the smog has subsided by now. Such a stunning picture of your drink...I'm craving one now!

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  28. The drink looks very tempting !healthy and refreshing ! Hope things are better and u're feeling better....Awesome clicks too Nava !

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  29. A very inviting and refreshing drink, love the colours

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  30. Love the basil seeds addition.. That surely brings a rich look to the lemonade :) And such refreshers are definitely the need of the hour to fight the heat.. I myself have a Ginger Mint Lemonade made & stacked in the fridge !!

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  31. Sound so refreshing Nava and just want to grab that glass. How is it going with haze gone!?

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  32. Just in time when my basil plant is happily growing. your basil lemonade drink looks perfect, great presentation too
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  33. Look so refreshing! My boyfriend loves those basil seeds.

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  34. Refreshing! Am so envious of your basil plant. I wonder if I can buy the seeds at the market?

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  35. Even looking at it makes me refreshed, I will try it pretty soon.

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  36. refreshing drink..love addition of basil seeds in drinks

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  37. Absolutely.. At the end, they are your blood ( as they say in films :)). The drink definitely looks stunning!!!

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