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Elana Lepowski
Course Cocktail

Ingredients
  

For the lemongrass infusion:

  • 4 lemongrass stalks
  • 2 cups vodka

For the cocktail:

  • 2 ounces lemongrass infused vodka recipe above
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 dashes lemon bitters
  • lime zest strips for garnish

Instructions
 

For the lemongrass infusion:

  • Clean and remove the outer layer of the lemongrass stalks. Chop the stalks into 1 inch pieces and bruise them by crushing them with the side of your knife. Add the pieces to an airtight container and cover with the vodka. Cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 1 week up to 2 weeks. Shake daily. Taste after 1 week and continue to steep up to two weeks to desired flavor. Strain into an airtight container. Will last up to 6 months.
  • Alternatively, to instantaneous infuse, take chopped lemongrass and add to a whip cream canister. Pour in vodka and seal. Charge with one N2O charger. Shake well. Charge a second time with a new N2O charger. Shake well and then discharge contents into a clean, airtight container over a strainer. Infusion will last up to 6 months.

For the cocktail:

  • In a shaker, add the lemongrass infused vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, and egg white. Dry shake (no ice yet) for about 30 seconds to incorporate the egg white. Add ice and then shake hard for another 30 seconds. Double strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with 3 drops of the lemon bitters topped with the lime zest.