Lemongrass Mint Lime Spritzers by Stephanie Le
Once you make Stephanie Le’s lemongrass mint syrup, you’ll want to add it to everything you drink, all summer long. Her Lemongrass Mint Lime Spritzer recipe is the perfect place to start.
We love the refreshing herbaceous flavor of this DIY gourmet soda, and making a batch takes less time than a trip to the store. Read on for Stephanie’s recipe!
“I did a one-two punch with this lemongrass mint syrup. You can add it to iced tea, sparkling water or even plain water if bubbles aren’t your thing. In the words of Martha: it’s a good thing.” – Stephanie Le
Lemongrass Mint Lime Spritzers
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 stalks of lemongrass
1 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped
Lime slices + mint to garnish
1. Trim the tops and bottoms off of the lemongrass and remove the tough outer leaves until you reach the pale interior. Chop into 2 inch pieces and bruise, using a rolling pin or whatever heavy blunt object you have handy.
2. Add the water, sugar and lemongrass to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat then remove from the heat. Add the mint leaves and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain out the mint and lemongrass. Cool and store in a airtight jar until needed.
3. To make the spritzer, place some ice in a glass and add a tablespoon or two of syrup, or to taste. Top with sparkling water, lime slices and mint leaves to garnish.
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Stephanie Le blogs at I am a Food Blog, where she cooks and photographs up a storm. She recently won Saveur Magazine’s Editors’ Choice for Best Cooking Blog and her first cookbook, Easy Gourmet (available for preorder here), will be released in September. You can follow Stephanie on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.