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



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