2 ounces silver rum
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce lemongrass simple syrup (see recipe below)
Lemongrass stalk to garnish
Combine first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with lemongrass stalk.
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1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 stalks lemongrass, roughly chopped
Combine sugar, water, and about half the lemongrass in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Let simmer, still stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar, for about 10 minutes. When sugar is dissolved and syrup thickened, pour into a jar and add remaining lemongrass. Let cool and refrigerate.