Thai Basil Lemon Soda

Preparation info
  • Makes


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in
Everyday Thai Cooking: Quick and Easy Family Style Recipes

By Katie Chin

Published 2013

  • About

I felt like a true mixologist when my friend, Bill Tocantins of Elixir G, gave me a muddler as a gift. This recipe is a breeze, muddler or no muddler (a simple wooden spoon will do the trick). Thai Basil Lemon Soda is so refreshing and simple, I could sip it all day.


  • ½ cup (125 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup (50


In a pitcher, add the lemon juice, sugar, basil leaves, and salt. Muddle ingredients with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon until the sugar dissolves. Add the ice and club soda and let sit until chilled. Strain into four 8 ounce (250