Lemongrass-Ginger Julep

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
40 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
1 cocktail
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint, plus more for garnish
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Kentucky bourbon
  • 3/4 ounces Lemongrass-Ginger Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • Cold club soda
  • Lime
  • Lemongrass-Ginger Simple Syrup:
  • 6 stalks lemongrass
  • 2 cups sugar
  • One 1-inch slice fresh ginger
Directions

Add the mint and ice to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add the bourbon and the Lemongrass-Ginger Simple Syrup and shake vigorously to combine. Serve on the rocks in a Collins glass. Top with club soda, a squeeze of lime juice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Lemongrass-Ginger Simple Syrup:

Trim the lemongrass stalks so you have the bases only. Bash with the back of a knife (or a meat mallet) so the oils and aroma release more easily.

Combine the lemongrass, sugar, 2 cups cold water and ginger together in a medium saucepan and set over medium heat. Simmer until the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat and allow to sit so the lemongrass and ginger steeps in the syrup. Once the syrup is fragrant, 30 to 40 minutes, strain and use. Yield: 2 cups.


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