While not a typical Valentine's Day nor Chinese New Year drink, February 14th seemed like an appropriate day to try out an idea I had for soda/ sparkling juice that would solve some of my frustrations about the strength of the lime juice overwhelming the taste of the mint in the mint-lime soda.
lemongrass lime soda
- 2 cups lemongrass boiled in 1.5 cups water
- 3/4 cups Demara sugar
- 5 tablespoons lime juice
- zest of 2 limes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
the lemongrass was boiled in 1.5 cups of sugar water for about 30 minutes along with the zest.
Lime juice was added, then salt was added to balance out the sweetness, and bring out the flavour of the lemongrass
The juice was then strained into our soda siphon, and carbonated
In honor of the Year of the Tiger, we're throwing around ideas about using salty plums.
And we just bought a jug of maple syrup for our maple syrup & bacon idea!