Summer in a Glass
As our start date draws near, and our key menu items are nearly ready for service, we are starting to think about drinks! At our tasting at City Hall we served a lemon ginger tea that was pretty polarizing. Some people loved the “kick-in-your-pants” ginger flavor while others found it too spicy. We had fun last weekend playing around with the recipe for a Thai basil lime soda. It is definitely a summer beverage, but it was fun to sip it on a freezing February day in Boston and imagine ourselves on a tropical beach in Southeast Asia . . . .
Now you may be wondering why an inspired Vietnamese food truck is using Thai basil. Why not use Vietnamese basil? Actually, Thai basil is a common ingredient in Vietnamese food. Thai basil is more pungent and a bit spicier than the basil most commonly used in the United States. People say it has a hint of mint or a bitter flavor. You will have to let us know what you think when you see this drink on our menu!
If you have any other drink ideas, please let us know!