Every now and again you need the sweet taste of the tropics in your life, even when it happens to be bucketing down with rain – this is when we love to pour a Lychee Martini. Also affectionately referred to as a lycheetini, this fruity vodka-based cocktail is refreshing and delicious with a teasing tartness that walks the fine line between sweet and sour.
How to make a Lychee Martini
The Lychee Martini recipe is a choose-your-own-adventure type of deal, in that you can choose how involved you want to get. This is because one of the key lychee martini ingredients, lychee liqueur, is something that can be quite tricky to find at the supermarket (much like the fruit itself), so it’s best to make it yourself.
As such, we are giving you the choice of using a lychee syrup (quick-quick), a cheat’s lychee liqueur (also quick), or a full-on lychee liqueur (takes a while). Before we get into all that, here’s the recipe. Find the full low-down on the syrup and liqueur a few scrolls down.