It’s time to recoup! In the name of self care, toast to the week ahead with this restorative mocktail.

2 stalks of lemongrass⁠
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped⁠
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 fresh lime, juiced⁠
sparkling water and extra lime slices to top and garnish

Peel outer leaves from lemongrass and using a rolling pin, bash the soft inner stalks until they are bruised and fragrant. Add to small saucepan with water and sugar.⁠
Bring to the boil and then remove from the heat. Strain out the lemongrass and cool. ⁠
Fill a tall glass with ice, adding one or two tsp of your lemongrass syrup. Add mint, coconut water and lime juice, leaving space to top with some sparkling water. ⁠
Muddle and serve with a lime slice.