The Weekend Cocktail: Make a pitcher of Ginger Infused Vodka and Lemongrass Tea

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What a hint of a really hot summer we had earlier this week! I am thinking cool, refreshing and I can’t seem to get ginger infused vodka off my mind. You can order it online at Marketview Liquor.

I love casual outdoor entertaining so I am a big fan of the ease of sangria and other pitcher cocktails! This lemongrass ice tea is a perfect fit with ginger infused vodka. (Without the vodka it is a delicious tea on its own.) This recipe serves 10 so I often double or triple the amount of tea and just add vodka as needed and sip on the leftovers the next day!

The lemongrass stocks make a lovely and unique garnish. Just cut off the end and then about 4 inches above that where it starts to turn white. The stock will split up into paper-thin pieces use half in the tea and the other half for garnish. Once it is prepared it is very low maintenance so you can be free to enjoy your guests!

Summer cocktails are fun in pitchers.

Ginger Infused Vodka and Lemongrass Green Tea

8 cups water

1 stalk lemongrass (half reserved for garnish)

10 thin slices of fresh ginger

7 bags green tea (white tea also works nicely)

2 cups ginger infused vodka

In a two quart saucepan place water, lemongrass and ginger. Bring to a rolling boil and remove from heat. Add teabags and let steep for 20 minutes. Remove teabags, lemongrass and ginger and let cool completely or overnight in the refrigerator. When ready to serve fill a large pitcher with ice and the vodka. Add the tea and mix well. Serve in glasses garnished with a lemon grass stalk.

About Karen Young

Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.