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Lemongrass Lemonade

Alan Richardson

Yield: Yields about 4 cups.

Surprisingly, the salt in this recipe makes the drink’s sweetness more pronounced.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar                    
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, bruised lightly with the side of a knife and cut into 1/2-inch pieces  
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 3 large lemons)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 2 limes)
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, cut into 4 swizzle sticks (optional)

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size per cup
  • Calories (kcal) : 230
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 0
  • Fat (g): 0
  • Saturated Fat (g): 0
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 750
  • Carbohydrates (g): 62
  • Fiber (g): 1
  • Protein (g): 1


  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, lemongrass pieces, and water and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 min. Remove the syrup from the heat; let it sit for about an hour. Strain it into a glass pitcher. Just before serving, add the lemon juice, lime juice, and salt. Stir well and add the ice. Serve in tall glasses with more ice. Garnish with the lemon slices and the lemongrass swizzle sticks.


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Reviews (3 reviews)

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    FrankPSao | 12/31/2018

    Ultimate lemon drink

  • claudo | 06/05/2017

    This recipe is great!!!! With or without alcohol!!!!

  • FSO | 07/18/2010

    Why do I feel a chill when the thermometer says it's 98 degrees? Because I'm drinking Lemongrass Lemonade! Wow, this is absolutely fantastic -- delicious, refreshing, and revitalizing!

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