i dont know how it tastes but it should be a refreshing drink
Middle east recipe:
Leave the basil seeds in the rose water for 1 hour, drain it then add it to the water with sugar and safron
Far east recipe :
Yields: 12 servings
4 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup superfine sugar, to taste
1 Meyer lemon (or regular lemon), freshly squeezed
2 quarts water
4 tablespoons Thai basil seed
2 teaspoons banana extract
3 cups ice cubes, or more
Wash the Thai basil seeds through a large strainer under running water. Place the Thai basil seeds in a pitcher.
In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a near boil. Pour into the pitcher. Let the seeds gain in volume, which will take about 5 minutes.
In the same saucepan, dissolve the sugar with 1 cup of water. Bring to a near boil, then add the honey. Pour the syrup into the pitcher. Add the banana extract, the rest of the cold water and lots of ice cubes.
Edited by Chaotic Muslem, 17 August 2012 - 10:33 AM.