Lemongrass Soda and Tiny Pea Babies

Honey-sweetened lemongrass soda brings a delightful zip to any party, especially when it’s a baby shower for a few Peas and Their Pod.

Soft fuzzy skin and sweet-smelling heads. Tiny little fingers that grasp on tightly when you place your finger in their palm. They way they curl into themselves, looking so vulnerable and Even the little cries that come from newborns sound so different than the demanding cries they start emitting just a few months later.

It’s no secret that I have a soft spot for babies. (I’ve been known to start businesses dedicated to more baby time, after all. Not really.) I’m always excited when I hear of friends and family having their own sweet bundles, and I love having the chance to hold said bundles for a few moments to appreciate the wonder of life.

In reality, however, there’s not always that chance, and instead we celebrate new life from across the country, connected by the electronic communication and in packages mailed with loving kisses and sweet, lemony sodas.

Start by chopping the lemongrass. You can also bruise it with a mortar and pestle, which will let out more oils and make your syrup stronger.

Combine your lemongrass with honey and water and simmer it down to create a syrup.

Once your syrup is cool, you can combine it with soda water over ice. Stir to combine, garnish with a piece of lemongrass and sip.

Congratulations, Maria and Josh! I can’t wait to see you add that sweet little guy to your pod.

Want to celebrate with us? Check out these other baby shower eats.

Drinks
Simple Bites - Lemon Balm infused Lemonade
Ingredients, Inc. - Healthy Fruit Punch
Food for My Family - Lemongrass Soda
Heather’s Dish - Mixed Fruit Punch
She Wears Many Hats - Mini Pistachio Smoothies

Appetizers/Savory Bites
With Style and Grace - Truffle Popcorn
Family Fresh Cooking - Baby Peas & Cheese Frittata
Barbara Bakes - Creamy Orange Fruit Dip and Fruit
Aggie’s Kitchen - Pasta Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette
Reluctant Entertainer - Nutella Berry Bruschetta

Dessert
Dorie Greenspan – French Lemon Cream Tart
TidyMom - Blue and Chocolate Cake Balls
i am baker - Baby Pea Baby Shower Cake
Brown Eyed Baker - Pavlova
Picky Palate - Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich
What’s Gaby Cooking - Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Cookin’ Canuck - Nutella & Cream Cheese Swirled Blondies
Kevin and Amanda - Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups
Sweetopia - Decorated Sugar Cookies
Mountain Mama Cooks - Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Sweetapolita - Decorated Sugar Cookies
RecipeGirl - Baby Button Cookies
RecipeBoy - Mud Cups with Gummy Worms
Add a Pinch - Blackberry Tartlets
Dine and Dish - Oven Baked Cinnamon Apples

Crafts
Wenderly - Handmade Sweet Pea Cards
Our Best Bites - How To: Make a Diaper Cake Centerpiece

Thanks to Marla and Lisa for getting us all together to celebrate the Lichty’s little addition!

1 cup water
1/2 cup honey
4 tablespoons chopped lemongrass
club soda

Add water, honey and lemongrass to a saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat stirring frequently until bubbles start forming on the outside wall of the pan but the liquid is not boiling. Reduce heat to medium or medium low and continue cooking down the liquid for another 10 minutes. Turn off heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

Strain the syrup to remove lemongrass pieces and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Mix together 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons of syrup with 6 ounces club soda over ice for each serving. Garnish with a lemongrass stalk.


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Comments

  1. Yum! This looks so refreshing, perfect for a party. Cannot wait to see you in a couple of weeks girl!! :)

  2. This looks so refreshing and tasty! Perfect for just about anything I’d say!

  3. That soda sounds so delicious and refreshing!

  4. Delicious beverage – looks so refreshing, Shaina!

  5. Lemongrass is my all time favorite! This drink is perfect! Thanks so much Shaina! I am having so much fun at my shower:)

  6. Sounds so refreshing! I will have to book mark this recipe for the next time we host a get together.

  7. Shaina, you are right….nothing like a sweet little newborn. You are awesome & I am so happy you were able to participate in this visual shower for Maria. Love the sips :) xxoo

  8. Sounds so light and refreshing! Thanks for sharing with us!

  9. Pour me a glass now please!!……..this looks delicious Shaina!

  10. Love the cute old-fashioned way you served it. Looks so refreshing!

  11. You can come up and hold my baby in the spring, OK? :) Fantastic drink; lemongrass is a favorite.

  12. This is such a great idea, Shaina! I can imagine how refreshing this would taste on a hot afternoon.

  13. How fun! Love that the lemongrass is the straw.

  14. this looks fabulous@! This was so fun and I’m so glad to be a part of it

  15. This sounds so refreshing and, lucky me, I happen to have all the ingredients on hand.

  16. I always loves your pictures, Shaina…and your recipes!

  17. I adore lemongrass, and this looks like the perfect refreshing drink! So happy to be part of this with you!

  18. This looks & sounds so refreshing!

  19. What an ambitious undertaking! Looks like a very gourmet version of lemonade! Would love to try this one of these days…

  20. mmmmm….this would just hit the spot right about now! must run out to my planter & pick out some of my lemongrass!!!

  21. This sounds so refreshing and requires so few ingredients, love it! Thanks again for joining in on Maria’s special day ~ *cheers*

  22. So refreshing and delicious, Shaina!

  23. Hubby and I are newlyweds and we don’t have kids of my own yet, but I came across this post and I just have to compliment it! What a great idea of introducing new tastes to young kids while keeping them away from unhealthy store-bought soft drinks that are too addicting! I am bookmarking this post for next time when I host a baby shower for my friends!

  24. Going to try making this at my lake. We have plenty of lemon grass naturally growing there. You really share some great unique ideas thanks so much for putting the time out of your day to post this. Can’t wait to taste it.

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