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F&W's Grace Parisi makes this soda with iSi's new Twist 'n Sparkle soda maker, which carbonates beverages in less than 30 seconds. $50; williams-sonoma.com. More Nonalcoholic Drinks

Grace Parisi
January 2011

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
3 hrs
Yield:
Makes 6 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine the sliced ginger with the smashed lemongrass and 4 cups of the water and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the sugar. Cover and let the ginger-lemongrass syrup steep off the heat until cool, about 2 hours.

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  • Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard the ginger and lemongrass. Stir in the lemon juice and the remaining 2 cups of water. Refrigerate until chilled.

  • Make the soda according to the manufacturers' directions. Serve in tall glasses over ice, garnished with lemon wheels and lemongrass stalks.

Make Ahead

The recipe can be prepared through step 2; refrigerate up to 5 days.

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