Ginger-Lemongrass Soda

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.

Yield: Makes 6 cups
Total:
Recipe from Food & Wine

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Recipe Time

Active: 10 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours


Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Make the soda according to the manufacturers' directions. Serve in tall glasses over ice, garnished with lemon wheels and lemongrass stalks.
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