There's something about sugar in hot climes that is especially enticing, especially in the form of an ice cold glass of syrupy sweet liquid. It comes as no surprise then that this lemongrass drink is a popular refreshment in Thailand! In Britain we are usually much less fortunate with the weather, but this summer has been a scorcher so if you're looking for easy iced tea recipes then this lemongrass juice is perfect.
Not only is this iced lemongrass drink a refreshing midday cooler, but it also has the added benefit of aiding in calming mouth fires born from a spicy meal. Lemongrass iced tea is an ideal accompaniment to dishes like my vegan gaeng kua kling recipe.
Lemongrass Juice / Drink (น้ำตะไคร้)
Remember this lemongrass juice is meant to be quite sweet. Serve it with lots of ice on a hot day alongside spicy food in order to soothe the fire in your mouth. If your lemongrass stalks are piddly supermarket sized, increase the quantity.
- 5 large stalks lemongrass
- 2 ½ cups water
- ¼-½ cup sugar
- Large pinch salt
- Fresh Lime
- Cut lemongrass into thin slices. Add to a saucepan with the water and simmer for 7-8 minutes. Mix in the sugar and stir to dissolve. Allow to cool and then strain out the lemongrass. Serve with plenty of ice.
- Author: Kip Dorrell
- Serves: 2
- Cuisine: Thai