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A lemongrass mint spritzer in a wine glass

Lemongrass Mint Spritzer

A refreshing Lemongrass Mint Spritzer featuring a homemade syrup and a wedge of lime. A simple and versatile recipe, allowing you to create a special cocktail for both drinkers and non-drinkers.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Asian
Keyword lemongrass, lemongrassmint, mint
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 114 kcal
Author Carrie Hack

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks lemongrass
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup white sugar brown or coconut can be used but will darken the color of your syrup
  • 1 small handful fresh mint washed
  • 1.5 ounces gin or vodka
  • sparkling water or plain soda

Instructions

  1. Peel off the outer layer of lemongrass stalks and rinse under cold water. Using a pestle or the wide flat side of a knife, press down on the stems to lightly crush them until the fragrance is released. Roughly chop the stalks into small pieces, about 1 cm.

  2. In a small pan, add 2 cups of water and the chopped lemongrass. Bring to a boil and simmer gently for 15 - 20 minutes, or until liquid is reduced by about half. Using a slotted spoon or a strainer, remove the lemongrass pieces.

  3. Bring 1 cup of the lemongrass water and 1 cup of sugar to a boil and simmer for a few minutes, stirring until all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat, toss in a handful of mint leaves, cover pan and leave to cool for at least 1 hour.
  4. Remove the mint leaves and pour into a glass jar.

To make a Lemongrass Mint Cocktail:

  1. Fill a large wine glass with ice and add 1 - 2 tablespoons of syrup, depending on how sweet you like your drinks. Add 1 shot (1.5 ounces) of vodka or gin and gently stir. Add a small handful of mint, a lime wedge and fill the glass ¾ full of sparkling water or plain soda water.

To make a non-alcoholic Lemongrass Mint Spritzer:

  1. Fill a large glass with ice and add 1 - 2 tablespoons of syrup. Add a small handful of mint, a lime wedge and fill the glass ¾ full of sparkling water or plain soda water.

Recipe Notes

This simple syrup can be kept for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.