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Green tea, lemongrass and cucumber cocktail
Yields 2 drinks
- 2-1/2 cups water
- 2 teabags green tea
- 1/2 stalk lemongrass
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 6 slices cucumber
- 1/4 cup gin
- Slice lemongrass in half and cut into 1-inch strips. Place in a saucepan over medium heat. Cover lemongrass with water, sugar and lemon juice. Bring mixture to a boil and then remove from heat. Add teabags and let steep for about 5 to 6 minutes.
- Fill 2 glasses halfway with ice. Add 2-1/2 tablespoons of gin to each cup. Fill the rest of the way with the green tea mixture. Stir to mix and add additional tea if it's too strong. Fill each glass with 2 slices of cucumber and a fresh lemon wedge.