Lemongrass Lemonade

CHOICE recipe for Lemongrass Lemonade
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01.Kaffir Lime Lemonade or Lemongrass Lemonade

CHOICE recipe Lemongrass lemonade


500g sugar
500mls water 
12 kaffir lime leaves, crushed to release the oils or 1 lemongrass stick, bruised and roughly chopped (see below)
250 mls lemon juice approximately 8 - 10 lemons
Soda water
Crushed ice

CHOICE recipe Lemongrass lemonade


  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water, stir over a medium heat until sugar has dissolved.
  • Add either kaffir lime leaves or lemongrass.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer gently without stirring for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cool.

CHOICE recipe Lime leaf lemonade

Serving suggestion

  • In a large 2 litre jug add 2 cups of crushed ice, 200mls of the cordial, 100mls lemon juice and 1.25l of soda water.
  •  Mix well.
  • Garnish with lemon slices.



  • If you have an abundance of lemons remove the rind using a microplane grater this makes it so much easier and place into freezer bags.
  • Freeze up to 2 months.
  • Then juice the lemons and freeze the juice.

Kaffir Lime leaves

  • Any left over kaffir lime leaves can be frozen for later use and used in curries and soups.


  • Peel away the tough outer layers to reveal the pale lower section of the stem. Use a sharp knife to trim the base.
  • Press the stem with the flat side of a knife to bruise and release the flavour. This is essential when infusing soups and syrups.


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