11.04.2013

Lemongrass Cocktail


Lemongrass is widely used in Asian cooking.  But have you ever thought of drinking lemongrass?   Well, lemongrass can be a natural tea because of its soft and lemony flavor - perfect to beat the warm Fall afternoon.

It has been really warm here in Southern California so I fixed myself with a glass of refreshing lemongrass cocktail.  I love sweet and tropical cocktails and this is one  I must say hit the mark.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Ingredients

1 stick of lemon grass, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups water
1 part Vodka
7-Up
sprig of mint

Lemongrass infusion
1.  Boil lemongrass into 2 cups of water add sugar, bring to boil for 5 minutes
2.  Let it cool

Cocktail
Ice cubes into the cocktail glass,  pour Vodka, add 3 parts of lemongrass water, a splash of 7-Up   garnish with mint.  Enjoy!