Recipe ingredients and directions:
A handful of fresh lemongrass leaves, preferable the soft grassy tops,
or the top half of 12 fresh green stalks
3 cups cold water
1/4 cup sugar syrup
Cut the leaves or tops into 2-inch lengths, measure out 1 1/2 cups,
loosely packed. In a blender, combine the tops, water and syrup and
blend at high speed until the water is a vivid green and the lemongrass
leaves are reduced to fine, short, needlelike pieces, about 1 minute.
Strain through a very fine sieve into a large pitcher, spoon off and
discard green foam. Taste to see if it's sweet enough, and add more
syrup if you like. Serve in tall glasses over ice.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Combine sugar and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook
until liquid has thickened and colored slightly, about 5 minutes.
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