Lychees are a sweet and fragrant fruit from southeast Asia. While their origin may be subtropical, lychees are all over the map these days, especially in various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The versatile fruit’s refreshing and fruity taste makes it a favorite among TikTok mixologists who are taking lychees to the limit with all sorts of tasty concoctions. If you’re a lychee lover or just looking for something cool and refreshing to sip on, here are five delicious lychee beverage recipes that are out of this world!
Dial up the sophistication with this lychee martini. First, add vodka to a cocktail shaker, followed by dry vermouth, lychee liqueur, lychee juice and lychee syrup from a can of lychees. Next, add ice and stir. Then strain the cocktail into a martini glass. Finally, garnish with a skewered lychee, and bottoms up!
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For a cocktail that’s totally poppin’, look no further than this lychee margarita with Pop Rocks on the rim. Start by adding ice to a shaker. Next, add tequila, triple sec, lime juice and the syrup from a can of lychees. Then shake. Pour the cocktail over ice into a glass rimmed with honey, Pop Rocks and salt. Finally, garnish with a slice of lime and a lychee before serving.
3. Lychee rose honeydew slushie (non-alcoholic)
Honeydew and lychees are a match made in fruit heaven. Start by adding chopped honeydew to a blender, followed by sugar, lemon juice and water. Blend until puréed. Then pour the mix onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for a few hours. Once the honeydew mix is solid, break off a few pieces and add it to a blender, followed by lychee rose tea. Finally, pour the drink into a glass and garnish with a few dried roses from the tea before serving.
Make your mojitos “mo” fun with lychees! First, add mint leaves to a shaker, followed by lime juice and simple syrup. Then muddle. Next, pour in some lychee juice and coconut rum. Then add ice and shake. Strain the cocktail into a glass over ice, and top off with sparkling water. Finally, throw in a few more mint leaves, and give it a good stir before adding a mint garnish.
5. Lychee green tea lemonade (non-alcoholic)
Filled with lychees, green tea and lemonade, this beverage is a triple threat. Start by brewing a pot of green tea. Then pour the tea into a pitcher. Next, add some canned lychees along with the syrup from the can. Top it off with lemonade, and stir gently. Finally, pour the lychee green tea lemonade into a glass over ice.
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