- 2 quarts water
- 1 handful fresh lemongrass leaves and stalks, roughly chopped and bruised (about 1 cup)
- 3-4 thick slices fresh ginger (you don't have to peel it, just wash it)
- Raw honey (or sweetener of choice), to taste
Bring water to boil in a large stockpot. Add lemongrass and ginger and boil for 2 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10–15 minutes. Remove lemongrass and ginger (throw them in the compost). Sweeten to taste. Serve iced or hot. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.