Lychee Martinis - They taste of holidays, sunshine and tropical beaches. You can close your eyes and imagine relaxing by a crystal blue swimming pool with a great book.
This Lychee Martini is the perfect cocktail for a girls night, a bachelorette party or even a baby reveal! You could add a little food colouring to tinge this delicate heavenly sweet cocktail baby pink or baby blue!
The subtropical taste of lychees sing through in this delectable mix of lychee, vodka and lemon. Sweet but not cloying these Lychee Martinis are simple to make and delicious to drink
What does a lychee martini taste like?
Lychees have the sweet taste of grape, strawberry and melon, but with a slight tart finish. They are so unique and so wonderful.
When mixed with lychee liqueur and vodka you get a sweet cocktail that has a wonderful perfume to it but that isn't sickly sweet. These Lychee martinis are seriously drinkable!
How to make a lychee martini
You will need:
- Lychee Liqueur
- Lychee Syrup
- Lemon Juice
You can find lychee liqueur in most larger bottle shops and liquor stores. The most comma brands are Bols, Soho, Paraiso, and Kwai Feh. (I usually use Bols!)
Once you have your ingredients you are going to shake them all in a cocktail shaker with ice and then strain into glasses.
You can use a jar if you don't have a cocktail shaker!
What is lychee syrup?
Lychee syrup is a thick sweet liquid with the intense flavor of lychee.
You can make your own or you can use my quick hack!
Quick Hack: Buy canned lychees from the grocery store and use the syrup they come in to make your Lychee Martinis with.
I love love love lychee martinis!!!!!! Sweet, tropical and very very drinkable!!!! I stress this one - VERY drinkable!
Please drink with care. I promise you that after a triple batch of these the world seems brighter and funnier but the morning feels earlier, harder and very very headachy!!! 😳
P.S if you love a martini then check out my these other Martinis:
- Cotton Candy Martini
- Spiced Capsicum Martini
- Caramel Apple Martini (Toffee Apple Martini)
- Blueberry Martini (Gastronom)
- Cucumber Martini (Fox Valley Foodie)
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RECIPE - Lychee Martini
- 1.5 fl.oz lychee liqueur
- 3 fl.oz vodka
- 2 fl.oz lychee syrup - See note 1
- 1-2 teaspoon lemon juice (depending on how sweet you like your cocktails)
- Measure everything into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and shake well for 20 seconds.
- Pour through a strainer and serve garnished with a lychee.
- I use the syrup drained from a tin of lychees.
Michelle Hoban says
What food would you pair with a Lychee Martini?
Claire McEwen says
I would serve them with pre-dinner nibbles. Probably Indian or Asian inspired hors-d'oeuvres as the sweetness would work well against the spice and saltiness.
They are also great towards the end of a party instead of a dessert platter 😀
Sarah @ Tomfo says
I'm adding this one to your Cherrytini, will be a fabulous party with these drinks, thanks Claire x
Claire McEwen says
With a few testers before the party? 😉 x
Dorothy Dunton says
Hi Claire! I have not had lychees in forever! I'm so glad you used vodka and not gin...I am not a fan of gin. Gary is a martini purist, it must be gin with a hint of vermouth. Not me, I go for a vodka martini every time! I love that everyone ordered a different dessert for sharing! That's what we do with the entire meal when we are out with friends or family!
Claire McEwen says
I love a gin and tonic with a splash of grapefruit 🙂
But when it comes to martinis I am definitely in the vodka camp. (Maybe it is the childhood memories of watching Bond films on a Sunday afternoon!)
I love meals like that. I think that is why tapas and the sharing platters are where my eye starts when I look at a menu. So much better to have a little bit of lots of things 🙂