What to ‘shake’ up your cocktail game? Try the Lychee Martini, recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart.
Lychees are Asian tree fruits, with red dinosaur-like skin and a subtle grape-like taste and texture. And they make AMAZING cocktail ingredients! We drank these all winter long, despite them being a summer fruit. With access to international markets in town, though, we can enjoy them ALL YEAR LONG!
It tastes high end, when using good vermouth and cold cold vodka. The lychee syrup adds just a touch of sweetness.
- Cocktail shaker
- 1 oz dry vermouth
- 1 can Lychee fruit in Syrup
- 3 oz vodka
- 1/3 cup lychee juice, reserved from can
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add in vodka, vermouth, and lychee juice. Shake well. Strain into 2 martini glasses and garnish each with a lychee fruit.
Other Lychee products to up your cocktail game:
Lychee lattes! Lychee lemonade! Lychee slushies! Oh the possibilities with this Syrup…
Lychee Cane Sugar – ooh, to add a lychee-flavored sugar rim to your martini glass.
Excuse me. I think it’s almost Happy Hour, and I need to get to the market…