Pull off the outer stalks of the lemongrass. Slice the tender parts of the stem.
¼ cup fresh lemongrass
In a small pan combine the sugar, water, and sliced lemongrass.
½ cup sugar, ¼ cup water
Making your own lemongrass simple syrup is easy: Combine sugar, water, and sliced lemongrass core in a small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and cool.