Even in balmy weather I like to have a hot drink on the go, I don’t know why – it’s just habit I suppose! I will, however, concede that it’s not always that refreshing to drink tea constantly, but step forward my new friend – the lime, mint and lemongrass steamer, which is zingy, palete cleansing and warmly comforting all at the same time.
There isn’t so much a recipe for this, as it’s a bung-everything-in-a-mug sort of thing, but here we go anyway:
Lime, mint and lemongrass steamer
- About 10 leaves of fresh mint
- 1 stalk of fresh lemongrass
- Half a lime
- ¼ teaspoon of sugar
Boil your kettle, and while it’s boiling, use a rolling pin or the bottom of a jam jar to pound the lemongrass at the bulb end to release the lemon flavour. Add the stalk to the mug.
Squeeze the half a lime (use a fork to really break down the fibres inside) and add it to the mug with the mint leaves and top up the cup with boiling water.
Stir in a little sugar, I used about ¼ teaspoon because I don’t like my drinks that sweet, but you could add more if you like it sweeter. This would also be really nice with honey instead of sugar and ginger for a firery kick.