Lemongrass drink is very popular in Central Java, Java, Indonesia. Usually, people make warm lemongrass drink, because in addition to lemongrass fresh taste and distinctive aroma, a glass of warm lemongrass drink can also be used to cure colds.
However, lemongrass can also be used as a refreshing cold drink, and is best consumed in the middle of hot days in summer. Typically, in hot weather, human body gets tired easily.
A lemongrass root, with its tonic effect, is good for the body to overcome fatigue, depression, and aches. In addition, the fragrant aroma of lemongrass can also overcome the body odor that usually increases along with the increasing sweat in the summer.
To make cold lemongrass drink, simply provide the following materials:
- Fresh lemongrass roots
- A little water to be heated
- Lime juice
The amount of each ingredient suits to your taste, if you like sweet and sour beverage, you add more sugar and lime juice. If you don’t you can reduce their amounts.
How to make cold lemongrass beverage:
- Crush the lemongrass roots then set aside
- Heat the water, lemongrass roots, and sugar for about ten minutes, then filter it into a glass
- Add lime juice
- Serve with ice cubes
Cold lemongrass is also delicious when it is mixed with soda water. You can do this by mixing boiled water and lemongrass roots, and lime juice into a glass of cold soda. No need to use too much water to boil the lemongrass roots, use only a little amount of water, only to extract the lemongrass aroma.
A glass of cold lemongrass drink in the middle of a sweltering day is an incomparable treat. Moreover, you can also get health benefits from lemongrass herbal content and enjoy its anti depressant benefit. Enjoy!