Lemongrass Vodka Soda

Lemongrass Vodka Soda

Thirst Quenchers

Remember when we made the lemongrass syrup for the mango sorbet? Well leftover syrup is a great thing to have in the fridge, particular during happy hour and the simplicity of a simple syrup can vastly change the game of your cocktail. Particularly when it is infused with fresh lemongrass form your garden!

This one is a simple 1:2 sugar to water ratio, lots of desi leeli chai doused in. cooled and brought into the fridge to store for weeks!

I also add a few lashings of orange bitters – because why not? For me lemongrass and orange is a great combination and that hit of citrus is perfect!

Substitutes: can use same recipe for gin

The Recipe


  • 60 ml vodka
  • 1 tbsp lemongrass syrup
  • 2-3 lashings of orange bitters
  • club soda
  • fresh lemongrass stalk


  • in serving glass, add the syrup and bitters, stir if you like
  • Add ice
  • Then add the vodka
  • Top up with soda and garnish with a fresh stalk of lemongrass

Up Next

The recipes are tried and tested, some are adapted from various places, and a few are passed down; but every one of them comes straight from the heart.