100 Favorite Dishes: No. 80, Lake & Irving's lemongrass "tea"
Set yourself to defrost
It's deceptively simple. Lemongrass is bruised, steeped, and spiked with a tart, herbal simple syrup. Hot water picks up just a blush of color from the lemongrass stalks. The flavor is wonderfully light and slides down that scratchy, worn throat, opens up your clogged nasal passages, and soothes the stomach. With each sip, you feel another icicle melt, another layer of that teeth-chattering cold subside.
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