Ginger and Lemongrass Lounger Ginger and Lemongrass Lounger

Ginger and Lemongrass Lounger Image by: Jodi Pudge Author: Mike Ward and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Canadian Living Magazine: September 2016

In this crisp libation, bright lemongrass and warm ginger and rum create a punchy full-flavoured cocktail that will wash away your day on the first sip. For a virgin version that's just as delicious, simply hold the rum.

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Total time 5 minutes
  • Portion size 1 serving


  • 1 1/2 oz dark rum (about 1 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup Lemongrass and Ginger Simple Syrup (Instructions in method)
  • 1/4 cup soda water
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 slice lime (optional)
  • Stalks peeled lemongrass (optional)
  • Sprigs fresh mint (optional)
  • ice cubes


In whisky tumbler, combine rum, syrup, soda water and ginger. Add lime, lemongrass and mint (if using). Top with ice cubes.


Lemongrass and Ginger Simple Syrup 
In saucepan, bring 1 cup granulated sugar; 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised and chopped; 6 slices (1 inch) fresh ginger; and 1 cup water to boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool for 20 minutes. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Strain through fine-mesh sieve; discard solids. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 month.) Makes about 1 cup.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sodium 1 mg
  • Sugars 12 g
  • Protein 0 g
  • Calories 289
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Potassium 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g
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Ginger and Lemongrass Lounger