This Cuban classic, a favourite at Melbourne's Der Raum, has been given a new lease of life at the site's "rum brothel" reincarnation, Bar Económico. If cachaça and aguardiente prove elusive, Matthew Bax suggests substituting them with a rum such as 10 Cane.
|01||Muddle lime in a highball glass, then add crushed ice to fill to three-quarters. Add cachaça and honey and lemongrass water, stir to combine, then add more crushed ice to fill. Garnish with lemongrass stalks and serve.|
Note To make honey and lemongrass water, stir ½ cup honey, ½ cup water and the finely chopped tender inner part of a lemongrass stalk in a saucepan over medium-high heat until the honey dissolves. For best results, refrigerate it for a day or two to infuse before straining.