Lemon Grass and Lime Cooler

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This is a lovely refreshing drink which can be drunk as it is, or you can add the spirit of your choice and use it as a mixer.    I just love the blend of lemon grass with the ginger syrup and the mint gives the drink a bit of “zing” to it.

The vodka that I added gave an extra zing too..hee hee…


4 stalks of lemon grass,sliced
3 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup ginger syrup
2 cups water (sparkling or still)
1 cup fresh mint leaves
2 limes, cut into wedges


  1. Blend the lemon grass and 1 cup of  water in a blender. Strain, and pour into a large jug.
  2. Combine the lemon grass liquid, ginger syrup and rest of the water in a jug.   Mix well.  Add the mint and lime.
  3. Add your tipple of choice (optional)
  4. Drink and enjoy!

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    May 9, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    How much does this make? How much “spirit” would you add?

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      Angela Coleby
      May 12, 2019 at 9:32 am

      It made a large jug so I think that is about 2 litres. The “spirit” could be what suits your taste.

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    January 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Ooooh, I’m thinking Hendricks Gin would be glorious with this! 🙂
    Thanks for the recipe!

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      January 8, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      LOL Nicola! I like your style! 😉

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