Fresh Lemongrass Cocktail
I have to say this is one of the most refreshing cocktails I have had in awhile. I do prefer it not quite as sweet though so I put in a little less syrup.
2 1/2 ounces coconut rum
1 1/2 ounces fresh lemongrass syrup (see below)
1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
Very thin slice of lime or thin piece of lemongrass
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the rum, lemongrass syrup, and lime juice. Shake it like you mean it, until combined and chilled, usually takes about 30 seconds. (by the time the shaker gets frosted and too cold to hold anymore the drink is ready.) Strain into a cocktail glass or martini glass. Garnish with lime on the rim or a thin piece of lemongrass tied in a knot laying across the top.
Fresh Lemongrass Syrup:
2 long stalks fresh lemongrass, coarsely chopped
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
Place these ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer with a lid partially covering for about 15 minutes. Strain mixture and thorougly cool. May be kept in a mason jar for about a week.
Yield: 2 cups
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