Lemongrass Vodka Martini

Lemongrass Vodka Martini

Thirst Quenchers

There is something about monsoon that calls for extra leeli cha and ginger – it calls for extra in chai, but also in my cocktails. Here is a recipe for a cocktail with a little hint of lemongrass and ginger for an added hit to your cocktail, and the martini glass does a beauty job!

The Recipe


  • Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 15 x 3 cm length lemongrass stalks
  • 3 x 3 cm length ginger pieces
  • Cocktail:
  • 60 ml vodka
  • 1-2 tsp Dry vermouth
  • 2 tbsp lemongrass ginger syrup
  • 1-2 fresh lemongrass stalks (optional)
  • ice


  • Syrup:
  • Put all the ingredients in a sauce pot and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring regularly until all the sugar has dissolved
  • Set aside to cool down
  • Strain into glass bottle
  • Store in the refrigerator
  • Cocktail:
  • In a shaker, add the lemongrass stalk and muddle to release juice
  • Add syrup, vermouth and vodka and stir
  • Add ice and shake
  • Strain into glass

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