Friday, August 5, 2011

Lychee Martinis

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 :)

Lychee Martini
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.


  1. Oh how funny, I blogged about lychee today also. Your drink looks delicious

  2. Perfect for these summer nights!

  3. yum, this looks amazing! can't wait to try it out

  4. @ Kirbie: that's so funny! lychee is the best :)

    @ Anonymous: totally agree!

    @ Shirlene: please do, it's so yummy!

  5. I tried it, must say I was verrryyy pleased! :) :)

  6. This looks amazing -- I lurrrv lychee in anything hehe.