Basil Seed & Rose Essence Summer Cooler
This month our Head Chef has shared his favourite refreshing drink recipe, perfect for a Summer party or BBQ.
50g basil seeds
50ml rose essence
1500ml sparkling water
½ bunch mint leaves
150g palm sugar
3tsp lemon juice
Soak the basil seeds and rose essence in 300 ml of water.
Leave it for an hour or till it swells up and soaks all the water.
Drain off the excess water if any.
In a blender, add the palm sugar, lemon juice and mint, blitz it roughly.
Add the sparkling water.
Leave it for 15 minutes for the flavours to infuse.
Strain and add the soaked basil seeds.
Honey can be added instead of palm sugar.
Garnish with blueberries and mint sprigs.