Lemongrass Cooler – a refreshing drink for hot summers.
Its summer time and the temperature has started soaring high. To beat the summer heat, here’s an excellent coolant made with lemongrass and lemon juice. Lemongrass is a herb which is known for its medicinal properties. It can be made into tea and is known to boost immunity. It has a distinct lemony fragrance and taste. Lemongrass cooler makes for a great coolant for hot summers.
What is Lemongrass
Lemongrass is a thick, grass like herb which is commonly used to make herbal tea. It is known for its medicinal properties. It has a lemony scent and is used for flavoring in the food industry. Due to its strong lemony scent, it is also used as a fragrance in soaps and deodorants. It is a common ingredient in Thai curries.
Lemongrass can be easily grown in pots. I have a lemongrass plant growing in my kitchen garden. Hence, I rarely need to buy lemongrass. Fresh lemongrass is easily available with most vegetable vendors in Mumbai. Lemongrass is also available in dried or powdered form. To make this summer cooler, fresh lemongrass is preferred as it imparts fresh flavour and bright colour to the drink.
Lemongrass Cooler is a perfect drink for hot summers. With its lemony and refreshing flavours, it sure beats the heat. It makes for an ideal welcome drink for house parties. This can be made in advance and refrigerated, and can be served chilled when the guests arrive.
This drink :
Is Easy to make
Is Perfect to beat the heat in summers
Is great to serve at parties
Can be made in advance and refrigerated
Is naturally bright and attractive without any artificial colours
List of Ingredients to make Lemongrass cooler
Few stalks of lemongrass – I have mostly used the green part of the stalk to make this drink. The lower part of the stalk can also be used.
Lemon juice – lemon juice gives a hint of sourness to the drink
Few lemon slices – for garnishing
How to make lemongrass cooler
Firstly, wash the lemon grass and chop into small pieces.
Into a blender jar, add chopped lemongrass, sugar, ¼ cup of water and blend.
Next add lemon juice, water and run the blender for few seconds.
Strain the mixture.
Pour into serving glasses and top it with ice-cubes, lemon slices and serve.
- 10 stalks of lemongrass
- 3 to 4 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 to 5 tbsp sugar
- 3 cups of water
- ice cubes
- few lemon slices
- Wash the lemon grass and chop them into small pieces.
- Into a blender jar, add the chopped lemongrass, sugar, ¼ cup water and blend.
- After it blends well, squeeze lemon juice into the jar, add water and run the blender again for few seconds.
- Strain the mixture.
- Pour into serving glasses.
- Top it with ice cubes, lemon slices and serve.
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Note: I have been receiving a lot of queries on this post regarding the leaves used. These leaves are mistaken for for pandan leaves. Please note that these are not pandan leaves. Though they look somewhat like pandan leaves, they are lemongrass and not pandan leaves. For the sake of my readers, here are the pictures of both lemongrass and pandan plant from my kitchen garden.
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