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

Ginny’s Gin

Last updated February 20th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Juniper Jack

Last updated August 28th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Dry Town Gin

Last updated March 24th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Bicycle Tree Gin

Last updated October 19th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Green Hat Gin

Last updated September 9th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Nautical Gin

Last updated March 10th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Untitled Gin No. 2

Last updated February 1st, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Tanqueray No. 10

Last updated December 15th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Untitled Gin No. 1

Last updated October 12th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Iron Balls Gin

Last updated October 10th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Gordon’s Distillers Cut Gin

Last updated March 13th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Green Hat Navy Strength

Last updated January 27th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin

Last updated November 4th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Ivy City Gin

Last updated September 1st, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin

Last updated June 6th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Austin Reserve Gin

Last updated March 13th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Spring 44 Old Tom Gin

Last updated June 22nd, 2013 by Aaron Knoll

White Tiger Gin

Last updated January 9th, 2013 by Aaron Knoll

Gale Force Gin

Last updated January 30th, 2012 by Aaron Knoll

Bombay Sapphire East

Last updated September 23rd, 2011 by Aaron Knoll