lemongrass mojito

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Lemongrass & ginger are characteristic flavours of Southeast Asia: not alone for any curry dishes, but also for drinks – as I learnt! Let’s recreate a Lemongrass Mojito!


How to make a Mojito?

It’s just:

  • white rum
  • lime juice
  • mint leaves
  • white sugar
  • soda water

…& lots of crushed ice!



Our approach will include Southeast Asian flavours of lemongrass & ginger!

How to include lemongrass & ginger?

Quite easy: we’ll prepare an especially flavoured sugar syrup…


For the record:
You may use sugar as well as sugar syrup in long drinks or cocktails… of course: there are some drinks requiring explicitly coarse sugar or fine white sugar, but in general you may replace any sugar by any sugar syrup & vice versa!


What do we need for our flavoured sugar syrup?



Not much, only:

  • water
  • brown sugar
  • fresh lemongrass
  • fresh ginger.

We clean the lemongrass & cut it into pieces as well as the ginger. The sugar is solved in the water… & everything is brought to a boil for some minutes.



That’s it!

Let it cool. You may leave the lemongrass & the ginger in the syrup for some hours or so, but finally discard all the bits. Put the sugar syrup in the fridge.

Coming now to preparing a Mojito… we need:

  • brown rum
  • lime juice
  • mint leaves
  • our special sugar syrup
  • soda water
  • crushed ice

…& a stalk of lemongrass.



For the record:
Although Mojito is made w/ white rum & white sugar I use brown rum & brown sugar converted into my flavoured sugar syrup. Well: I prefer in general brown rum because of its flavour… & I don’t think it distorts the drink!


We start w/ pouring the rum & the sugar syrup into our highball glass. Add the mint leaves & crush carefully. Press the limes & add the lime juice. Stir a little w/ the stalk of lemongrass. Fill the glass w/ lots of crushed ice & soda water.


For the record:
I don’t have an ice crusher: so I crushed the ice manually by using a ziplock, a kitchen towel & a hammer. It’s ok when in need of roughly crushed ice for 1-2 drinks… If you plan to start a party make sure to lay your hands on an electric ice crusher (or reserve time for a short trip to the next das station w/ minimart)!



Add a straw & a slice of lime: here we go!


lemongrass mojito

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 4 / 1

lemongrass mojito

Lemongrass & ginger are characteristic flavors of Southeast Asia: not alone for any curry dishes, but also for drinks - as I learnt! Let’s recreate a Lemongrass Mojito!


    for the flavoured sugar syrup:
  • 100 ml water
  • 100 gr brown sugar
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass
  • 2 slices of ginger
  • for the Mojito:
  • 50 ml brown rum
  • 25 ml flavoured syrup
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • 6-8 leaves of mint
  • soda water (to fill the glass)
  • crushed ice
  • a straw
  • a stalk of lemongrass
  • a slice of lime

How to...

    for the flavoured syrup:
  1. Clean the lemongrass & cut it into 4-5 pieces.
  2. Cut 2 slices of ginger.
  3. Combine water & sugar.
  4. Add lemongrass & ginger.
  5. Bring it to a boil & let it boil for some minutes (< 5 min).
  6. Let it cool.
  7. Discard lemongrass & ginger.
  8. Fill the syrup in a bottle & store in the fridge.
  9. for the Mojito:
  10. Make sure that all liquids are as cool as possible!
  11. Combine rum, sugar syrup & lime juice in a highball glass.
  12. Add mint leaves & crush them.
  13. Add crushed ice & fill up w/ soda water.
  14. Clean the stalk of lemongrass & put into the Mojito - stirring slightly.
  15. Add the straw & a slice of lime.


Prep Time & Cook Time: covers only the flavoured sugar syrup (w/o cooling).

The flavoured sugar syrup is enough for 4 Mojitos!

You may store the flavoured sugar syrup - at least - for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. (Sorry - no experience w/ any longer storage times!)

The Mojito recipe is for 1 (and only 1!) Mojito.

You may use white rum & white sugar as well - then the nice brown color turns clear! (...& the Mojito flavour changes... slightly..)




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