lemongrass and cucumber caprioska

  • 1 cup (220g) caster (superfine) sugar 
  • 1 cup (250ml) lime juice 
  • 3 stalks lemongrass, trimmed and chopped 
  • 4 cucumbers, peeled and deseeded 
  • ⅔ cup (160ml) white rum 
  • 3 cups (750ml) soda water 
  • thinly sliced cucumber, extra, crushed ice, and lime wedges, to serve
  1. Place the sugar, lime juice and lemongrass in a saucepan over low heat and cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to high and bring to the boil for 2 minutes or until thickened slightly.
  2. Allow to cool completely before straining. Place the cucumber, white rum and lemongrass syrup in a blender and process until smooth. Pass through a sieve into a 1.5 litre-capacity (6 cups) jug.
  3. Add the soda water, extra cucumber and ice and stir to combine. Squeeze in extra lime, if desired. Makes 1.25 litres (5 cups).
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