Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Sweet Lemon Grass Ginger Drink

This sweet lemongrass ginger drink is served hot but here it can be served as a refreshing iced drink on a hot and sunny day. Lemongrass has a pale yellow-green woody shoots that have a powerful lemony fragrance and spicy, is popular for soups and curries.

Preparation: 5 mins Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients (serves 4)
° 8 stalks fresh lemon grass
° 4 stalks fresh lemon grass (optional), for garnish
° 4 slices ginger
° 1 litre water
° sugar or brown sugar to taste

1. Peel off the outer layers of the lemon grass stalks, leaving the tender whitish centre. Cut into 5cm pieces and bruised.
2. Place the lemon grass, ginger and water in a pot. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the lemon grass and ginger with a slotted spoon and discard.
3. Now add sugar and simmer until it dissolved. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
4. Pour over iced filled tall glasses. Add a stalk of fresh lemon grass as swizzle stick, if desired.

1. Lemongrass ginger drink can be made 1 day in advance and chilled.

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