Botanical: Lemongrass

Lemongrass stalksLemongrass is a common ingredient in Southeastern Asian cooking, prized for its green, slightly lemon-like flavor. In some African traditions, Lemongrass tea is common; whereas in other parts of the world the oil can be used as a mosquito repellant and honey bee attractant.

In gin, lemongrass can sometimes come through with a citrusy note, adding some greenness to it. And I often find it to taste similar to lemon verbena and other citrus-scented grasses when distilled. It’s become quite popular since 2012 in gins which often are looking to impart an “Asian”-inspired approach, most notably the launch of Bombay Sapphire East which featured lemongrass along with black pepper.

Gins featuring Lemongrass

Last updated December 20th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
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Colorado Gin
Last updated October 1st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
curiously bright and complex gin
Last updated September 13th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Citrus Supreme Gin Bottle
Last updated August 27th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Crows Gin Bottle
Last updated July 14th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Gin Farallon bottle
Last updated July 2nd, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Last updated March 26th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll