The key to this simple spritzer, which is great with vodka, gin, or just club soda, is a simple lemongrass lime homemade simple syrup. Light and refreshing!
2 stalks of lemongrass, split down the middle
1 lime, sliced
1 cup sugar
1 ounce lemongrass lime simple syrup
2 ounces gin or vodka
Tonic or club soda
- Slice lemongrass longwise and add to a medium pot with sliced lime. Add sugar and water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. When mixture is simmering, turn off the heat, cover, and let sit for 10-15 minutes to infuse flavors.
- Pour simple syrup into a squeeze bottle and let cool. If you’re in a rush, add the squeeze bottle to a bowl of ice water and it will chill down in just a few minutes.
- Make a cocktail by adding gin or vodka to a cocktail glass with a squeeze of simple syrup. Top with club soda or tonic and ice. Serve with a garnish lime.