A few months ago a friend introduced us to her family's favourite drink.
They make it themselves, with lemongrass and apple mint.
After taking home a bunch of lemongrass that very day, from her home. We came up with our own (new) favourite family drink.
Lemongrass and Ginger Water.
- Take about 4 large stalks of lemongrass. Cut them in half to fit into your glass bottle or jug. (if you have bought a bunch, you can freeze the unused stalks to use next time).
- Cut about a centimetre of ginger from the root and add to the bottle.
- Fill about 1/2 of the jar with cool drinking water.
- Fill jar to the top with boiled drinking water. (for two reasons. 1. to not crack the glass & 2. to increase the amount of flavour released from the lemongrass and ginger.)
- Once all of the water has cooled in the jar, keep in the fridge.
- Drink when cold.
- Each time you pour a glass of lemongrass and ginger water, replace it with cool drinking water and return to the fridge.
- The flavour will continue to intensify while it is sitting in the fridge, so remember to drink it often, otherwise dilute with plain drinking water.
- I found it lasts at least two weeks in the fridge.
*You could add a handful of a favourite herb from the garden to change the flavour.
|Bottle of lemongrass & ginger water|
Our boys are rather fond of straws.
Here are some from Mother Nature.
When you cut lengths of lemongrass stalks from the top (about 15-20cm long), - they are hollow inside. They not only make great straws, they give the refreshing lemongrass flavour to your drink, at the same time.