Lemongrass Mojito

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 in Drink This, Recipes | Comments Off on Lemongrass Mojito

1.5 oz white rum

 

.5 oz  lemongrass simple syrup

 

¼ lime

 

3-4 sprigs ‘Mojito’ mint or another spearmint

 

1 stick lemongrass

 

4-6 oz club soda

 

Crushed ice

 

Reserve one sprig of mint for garnish.  Make simple syrup by heating equal parts sugar and water until the sugar melts, then add the lemongrass allow to cool and steep for one hour.

 

Combine rum, simple syrup, mint, and lemongrass in a cocktail shaker, then squeeze lime juice into shaker and drop the lime in.  Using a muddler or a wooden spoon, gently crush all ingredients to release the flavors.  Add ice and shake thoroughly, then strain into a glass of crushed ice.  Top with club soda and garnish with mint.