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

Doire 3 Queens Gin

Last updated December 8th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Colorado Gin

Last updated October 1st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Tinkerman’s Curiously Bright and Complex

Last updated September 13th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Tinkerman’s Citrus Supreme Gin

Last updated August 27th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Crows Gin

Last updated July 14th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Gin Farallon

Last updated July 2nd, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Jaisalmer Gin

Last updated March 26th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

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