Recipes - Japanese

Yuzu Lemongrass Citrus Sparkler
Yuzu Lemongrass Citrus Sparkler


It’s time to shake it up! This vibrant, refreshing, citrusy cocktail will definitely leave you thirsty for more, especially during a hot summer’s day.
Cooking Time:
Serves:2
Total time: < 15mins
Course: Drink
Cook Method:
Cuisine: Japanese









Ingredients:

2 cups water (chilled)
2 cups sugar
6 stalks lemongrass (leaves removed, ends trimmed and stalk sliced crosswise)
120ml vodka
60ml mandarin juice (freshly squeezed)
30ml yuzu juice
A splash of ginger ale
Ice cubes
Mandarin slices (for garnishing)
Mint leaves (for garnishing)

Tools

Cocktail shaker




Steps:

Prepare lemongrass syrup (Do this ahead to save time!)

  1. Combine the 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 4 stalks of lemongrass in a small saucepan and simmer over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Set aside until mixture is cool and refrigerate.

Prepare drink

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, syrup, mandarin juice and yuzu.
  2. Add enough ice to fill half the shaker, and shake until mixture is cold.
  3. Place a few ice cubes in a glass, add mandarin slices, and then strain cocktail mixture into glass. Top with a splash ginger ale, garnish with mint leaves, and serve.

 


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It’s time to shake it up! This vibrant, refreshing, citrusy cocktail will definitely leave you thirsty for more, especially during a hot summer’s day.

Cooking Time:
Serves: 2
Total time: < 15mins
Course: Drink
Cook Method:
Cuisine: Japanese
Ingredients

2 cups water (chilled)
2 cups sugar
6 stalks lemongrass (leaves removed, ends trimmed and stalk sliced crosswise)
120ml vodka
60ml mandarin juice (freshly squeezed)
30ml yuzu juice
A splash of ginger ale
Ice cubes
Mandarin slices (for garnishing)
Mint leaves (for garnishing)

Tools

Cocktail shaker

Instructions

Prepare lemongrass syrup (Do this ahead to save time!)

  1. Combine the 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 4 stalks of lemongrass in a small saucepan and simmer over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Set aside until mixture is cool and refrigerate.

Prepare drink

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, syrup, mandarin juice and yuzu.
  2. Add enough ice to fill half the shaker, and shake until mixture is cold.
  3. Place a few ice cubes in a glass, add mandarin slices, and then strain cocktail mixture into glass. Top with a splash ginger ale, garnish with mint leaves, and serve.

 

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