Lychee is a refreshing, exotic fruit that can be fun to experiment with in cooking and cocktails. The best lychee cocktails are refreshing summer drinks, as this sweet fruit offers a citrus and floral flavor.
Below is a list of lychee cocktails you can test at home or enjoy serving at parties.
A slightly more complex cocktail, the Lychee Contract requires you to have at least the specialty item of elderflower liqueur. The unique, sophisticated taste of elderflower makes this drink extremely floral.
Lychee works as a garnish in this drink, making it a good choice if you like a hint of that sweet flavor.
An easy cocktail to mix, the Lychee Rickey Cocktail is different from some of the other options listed because it doesn't use pure lychee juice. Instead, you get that fruity flavor from a lychee liqueur.
You might prefer this option if you like your drinks a bit stronger and more tart. Lime and club soda help finish it off.
The Sparkling Lychee Cocktail is one of the most straightforward drinks, as it's a simple mix of tonic water, gin, and lychee. If you don't have simple syrup, making it may be the only challenging part of the process.
Gin and lychee help balance each other, while the tonic water keeps everything together and bubbly. You can expect a slightly sweet, refreshing drink.
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