← Back to Search Results
American, Asian
Lychee Martini

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Like the Appletini, this variation on a vodka Martini has become a contemporary classic, with as many different recipes as there are establishments serving it. Lychee liqueur is often called for, but for those who don’t stock such exotic ingredients, we offer this simpler recipe.

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz syrup from canned lychees

Directions

Place 1 or 2 canned lychees in a chilled cocktail glass. Pour vodka and syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake briskly, then strain into the glass.

FOR YOUR FURTHER DRINKING PLEASURE:

Use ginger-infused vodka (see page 128), or add a pinch of powdered or freshly grated ginger, for a Lychee Ginger Martini.

Some people also like to add a few drops of grenadine to give this cocktail the ruby glow of fresh lychees.

We have also encountered a lovely drink called the Lotus Flower, which is made like the Lychee Martini but uses orange vodka and, in addition to the lychee syrup, adds 2 tsp. pink grapefruit juice, a dash of orange bitters, and 2 dashes of sweet and sour mix.


© 2006 Susan Waggoner and Robert Markel
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

253kcal (13%)
6mg (1%)
0mg (0%)
0mcg RAE (0%)
1mg
0mg
0g
12g
0g
34g
0mg (0%)
28mg (1%)
0g (0%)
0g (0%)
0mg (0%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

american-masala American Masala
by Suvir Saran
the-vegetable-dishes-i-cant-live-without The Vegetable Dishes I Can'...
by Mollie Katzen, Greg Atkinson
fruits-of-the-harvest-recipes-to-celebrate-kwanzaa-and-other-holidays Fruits of the Harvest: Reci...
by Eric V. Copage
the-asian-grandmothers-cookbook The Asian Grandmothers Cook...
by Patricia Tanumihardja
lucindas-authentic-jamaican-kitchen Lucinda's Authentic Jamaica...
by Lucinda Scala Quinn
new-american-table New American Table
by Marcus Samuelsson
unforgettable-desserts Unforgettable Desserts
by Dede Wilson
cook-with-jamie Cook with Jamie
by Jamie Oliver
spice Spice
by Ana Sortun
the-whole-beast-nose-to-tail-eating The Whole Beast: Nose to Ta...
by Fergus Henderson
125-best-cupcake-recipes 125 Best Cupcake Recipes
by Julie Hasson
desserts-4-today Desserts 4 Today
by Abby Dodge
antipasti-fabulous-appetizers-and-small-plates Antipasti: Fabulous Appetiz...
by Joyce Goldstein
in-the-kitchen-with-david In the Kitchen with David
by David Venable
the-country-cooking-of-ireland The Country Cooking of Ireland
by Colman Andrews
chez-panisse-fruit Chez Panisse Fruit
by Alice Waters
Close_overlay

Thanks for signing up!

You'll receive an activation email in your inbox shortly. Don't forget to click that link and activate your new Cookstr.com account!

Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up for Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?