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Here it is. Be sure to check out the post for the pictures:
- 1 cup lemongrass, cut into 1″ dices
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups cachaça
- 9 limes, cut into eights
Strain liquid and discard the lemongrass. You should have about 2 cups of liquid. Pour lemongrass back into sauce pan and pour in sugar. Heat liquid enough to completely dissolve the sugar. Set syrup aside until it is room temperature. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate.
Blend cold lemongrass syrup and cachaça in one pitcher.
To serve, place 4 pieces of a quartered lime in the bottom of the glass. Using a muddle or the back of a wooden spoon crush the limes to release their juice. Pour in about ½ cup of the syrup/cachaça mix. Add finely crushed ice. And top off drink with club soda (to taste, in order to adjust the sweetness of the drink).