Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lychee Martini Cocktail Recipe

Lychees are a delicious fruit that have lots of vitamins and minerals and are delicious eaten on their own. However if you are looking for a great martini recipe, lychees are a great twist to your normal every day martini.

This recipe is
Adapted from Kittichai, New York, NY.

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup drained canned lychees (15 to 20, from a 16- to 20-oz can)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6 oz (3/4 cup) vodka (preferably Skyy)
  • 1 1/2 oz (3 tablespoons) Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur

  • Special equipment: a cocktail shaker

Heat sugar and water in a 1-quart saucepan over high heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, then pour into a heatproof bowl set in a large bowl of ice and cold water. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until syrup is cold, about 3 minutes.

Purée lychees with sugar syrup and lemon juice in a blender until smooth, then force through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing hard on solids and then discarding them. Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes and add lychee purée, vodka, and Cointreau. Shake 15 seconds and strain into Martini glasses.

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