We have an abundance of lemon grass at the moment, and the weather is so hot that I thought I would make some lemon grass cooler, a refreshing drink and easy to make.

  • 1 cup lemon grass chopped 
  • 2 cups water 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 tbsp grated palm sugar
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • Soda water 
  • Mint leaves and a slice of lemon to garnish

Put lemon grass and 1 cup water into a saucepan and bring to a boil, take off heat, pour into a jug and let cool. In the saucepan add sugar, and the other cup of water bring to the boil stirring till sugar is dissolved, boil for 5 minutes, cool and add to lemon grass tea. Refrigerate. Before serving add lemon juice. Pour the desired amount into glasses and top with soda water. Garnish with mint and lemon slice.