Thursday, April 11, 2013

Refreshing Lemongrass with Lemon Honey

I made this last week when the weather was unbearable. Usually, I'll just boil the lemongrass and sweeten it with sugar but I wanted the kids to drink it so I used honey instead this time.

Personally, I prefer sweetening it with sugar or rock sugar as honey sort of mask the smell and taste of the lemongrass.

My suggestion is, if you have a sore throat or suspect you are going to have one, you might want to use honey. It help soothe it. Use sugar instead if you just want to make yourself a refreshing drink,

  • 7 stalks Lemongrass, cleaned cut into 3 sections
  • 1 litre Water
  • Half a Lemon, slice
  • Sugar, Rock Sugar or Honey to taste

How to do it:
  1. Smash lemongrass to help release flavour during boiling.
  2. Place lemongrass in a pot of water and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to simmer for half an hour.
  4. Drain and discard the lemongrass.
  5. Sweeten with sugar, rock sugar or honey.
  6. Serve it warm or chilled with lemon slices.

If you prefer a more tangy drink, squeeze some lemon juice before serving.

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