Ginger-Lemongrass Soda

Ginger-Lemongrass SodaRecipe
Quentin Bacon
F&W's Grace Parisi makes this soda with iSi's new Twist 'n Sparkle soda maker, which carbonates beverages in less than 30 seconds.


Makes 6 cups
Total time: 3 Hours

Recipe from

Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Active: 10 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours


1/2 cup thinly sliced peeled ginger
4 plump stalks of fresh lemongrass, cut into 2-inch lengths and smashed, plus stalks for garnish
6 cups water
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Lemon wheels and ice cubes, for serving


In a medium saucepan, combine the sliced ginger with the smashed lemongrass and 4 cups of the water and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the sugar. Cover and let the ginger-lemongrass syrup steep off the heat until cool, about 2 hours.

Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard the ginger and lemongrass. Stir in the lemon juice and the remaining 2 cups of water. Refrigerate until chilled.

Make the soda according to the manufacturers' directions. Serve in tall glasses over ice, garnished with lemon wheels and lemongrass stalks.