Nirvana Lemonade - You'll Only Want This Lemonade 4eva!!!!

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 min

OMG! My friend in Germany took my to a Thai restaurant that had lemonade with ginger and basil. I thought to myself "What a wacky combination!" So I decided to try it. OMG! OMG! The ground moved, the clouds parted and I heard angel voices singing in 4 part harmony. It was that good. This, is as close as I can come to replicate that glass of beverage perfection I found in Germany. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. (The only thing that could make this more perfect is vodka.)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 (4 g) packetsof crystal light lemonade (the kind made to flavor water bottles)
  • 3 (12 ounce) cansof fizzy water (seltzer, mineral water with gas, club soda)
  • basil
  • fresh ginger


  1. Mix the water and lemondade mix together.
  2. Rip apart basil into pieces according to your taste prefference.
  3. Grate fresh ginger into lemonade according to how much or how little you like.
  4. ENJOY!


Most Helpful

You did not exaggerate. It IS nirvana. Made it tonight, using fresh-squeezed lemons and used still water, not carbonated. Next time, I'll sweeten it with a basil/ginger infused simple syrup, and maybe serve it over crushed ice... Very refreshing, beguiling flavors and the kids even liked it!

Shesamazingnyc July 22, 2009

I enjoyed this quite a bit -- I made it using club soda, lemon juice and sugar. I think I added too little ginger, but I could definitely taste the basil.

racehorse87 January 10, 2011

okay so I wasn't that crazy about this lemonade, I don't know if it was the diet crystal light taste that I didn't care for or if I got to heavy handed with the basil but it just wasn't nirvana for me :( I will try it once more using fresh lemons or country time and see how it goes, thanks for sharing, I just need to tweak this a bit.

Chef BJ in Ramstein Germany March 28, 2010

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