A little libation for your Friday?
Lychee martinis are one of my ultimate favorites. If you've never heard of the lychee, it's a fruit that comes from Asia that's sweet and a bit floral-y. Besides the mango, it's one of my favorite fruits ever! Please enjoy your Friday with one of these - sure makes them go by faster :)
Yields: 2 servings
Original recipe here
1/2 oz. dry vermouth
3 oz. gin or vodka
2 oz. lychee juice, strained from pureed lychees (optional)
2 oz. lychee syrup, from canned lychees
2 whole lychees, for garnish
Fill a cocktail halfway with ice. Add the vermouth, gin/ vodka, lychee juice and lychee syrup. Shake thoroughly until well chilled, strain into two chilled martini glasses and garnish with the whole lychees.